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    deal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deal

    Definition
    (noun) a particular instance of buying or selling
    Synonyms : business deal , trade
    Example Sentence
    • it was a package deal
    • I had no further trade with him
    • he's a master of the business deal
    Definition
    (noun) an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    Synonyms : bargain
    Example Sentence
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals
    Definition
    (noun) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    Example Sentence
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
    Definition
    (noun) a plank of softwood (fir or pine board) Definition
    (noun) wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
    Synonyms : softwood
    Definition
    (noun) the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
    Synonyms : hand
    Example Sentence
    • I didn't hold a good hand all evening
    • he kept trying to see my hand
    Definition
    (noun) the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)
    Example Sentence
    • he got a good deal on his car
    Definition
    (noun) the act of distributing playing cards
    Example Sentence
    • the deal was passed around the table clockwise
    Definition
    (noun) the act of apportioning or distributing something
    Example Sentence
    • the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions
    Definition
    (verb) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    Synonyms : address , cover , handle , plow , treat
    Example Sentence
    • This book deals with incest
    • The course covered all of Western Civilization
    • The new book treats the history of China
    Definition
    (verb) take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
    Synonyms : consider , look at , take
    Example Sentence
    • Take the case of China
    • Consider the following case
    Definition
    (verb) take action with respect to (someone or something)
    Example Sentence
    • How are we going to deal with this problem?
    • The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students
    Definition
    (verb) come to terms with
    Synonyms : contend , cope , get by , grapple , make do , make out , manage
    Example Sentence
    • We got by on just a gallon of gas
    • They made do on half a loaf of bread every day
    Definition
    (verb) administer or bestow, as in small portions
    Example Sentence
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks
    Definition
    (verb) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    Synonyms : sell , trade
    Example Sentence
    • She deals in gold
    • The brothers sell shoes
    Definition
    (verb) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    Synonyms : care , handle , manage
    Example Sentence
    • I can deal with this crew of workers
    • This blender can't handle nuts
    • She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old
    Definition
    (verb) behave in a certain way towards others
    Example Sentence
    • He deals fairly with his employees
    Definition
    (verb) distribute cards to the players in a game
    Example Sentence
    • Who's dealing?
    Definition
    (verb) direct the course of; manage or control
    Synonyms : carry on , conduct
    Example Sentence
    • You cannot conduct business like this
    Definition
    (verb) give out as one's portion or share
    Synonyms : apportion , divvy up , portion out , share
    Definition
    (verb) give (a specific card) to a player
    Example Sentence
    • He dealt me the Queen of Spades
    Definition
    (verb) sell
    Example Sentence
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