Meaning of DEAL in English




Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

If you say that you need or have a great deal of or a good deal of a particular thing, you are emphasizing that you need or have a lot of it.

...a great deal of money...

I am in a position to save you a good deal of time.

QUANT : QUANT of n-uncount / def-n [ emphasis ]

Deal is also an adverb.

Their lives became a good deal more comfortable...

He depended a great deal on his wife for support.

ADV : ADV compar , ADV after v

Deal is also a pronoun.

Although he had never met Geoffrey Hardcastle, he knew a good deal about him.




( deals, dealing, dealt)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

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If you make a deal , do a deal , or cut a deal , you complete an agreement or an arrangement with someone, especially in business. ( BUSINESS )

Japan will have to do a deal with America on rice imports...

The two sides tried and failed to come to a deal...

He was involved in shady business deals...



If a person, company, or shop deals in a particular type of goods, their business involves buying or selling those goods. ( BUSINESS )

They deal in antiques...

...the rights of our citizens to hold and to deal in foreign currency.

VERB : V in n , V in n


If someone deals illegal drugs, they sell them.

I certainly don’t deal drugs.

VERB : V n

• deal‧ing

...his involvement in drug dealing and illegal money laundering.

N-UNCOUNT : oft n N


If someone has had a bad deal , they have been unfortunate or have been treated unfairly.

The people of Liverpool have had a bad deal for many, many years.

N-COUNT : adj N


If you deal playing cards, you give them out to the players in a game of cards.

The croupier dealt each player a card, face down...

He once dealt cards in an illegal gambling joint.

VERB : V n n , V n

Deal out means the same as deal .

Dalton dealt out five cards to each player.

PHRASAL VERB : V P n (not pron)


If an event deals a blow to something or someone, it causes them great difficulties or makes failure more likely. ( JOURNALISM )

The summer drought has dealt a heavy blow to the government’s economic record...

PHRASE : V inflects


a raw deal: see raw

see also dealings , wheel and deal

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