Meaning of DEAL in English

I. ˈdēl noun

Etymology: Middle English deel, from Old English dǣl; akin to Old English dāl division, portion, Old High German teil part

Date: before 12th century

1. obsolete : part , portion

2. : a usually large or indefinite quantity or degree

a great deal of support

a good deal faster


a. : the act or right of distributing cards to players in a card game

b. : hand 9b

II. verb

( dealt ˈdelt ; deal·ing ˈdē-liŋ)

Date: before 12th century

transitive verb


a. : to give as one's portion : apportion

tried to deal justice to all

dealt out three sandwiches apiece

b. : to distribute (playing cards) to players in a game

2. : administer , deliver

dealt him a blow


a. : sell

deal s drugs

b. : trade

deal a player to another team

intransitive verb

1. : to distribute the cards in a card game

2. : to concern oneself or itself

the book deal s with education


a. : to engage in bargaining : trade

b. : to sell or distribute something as a business

deal in insurance


a. : to take action with regard to someone or something

deal with an offender

b. : to reach or try to reach a state of acceptance or reconcilement

trying to deal with her son's death

Synonyms: see distribute

• deal·er ˈdē-lər noun

III. noun

Date: 15th century


a. : an act of dealing : transaction

b. : bargain

c. : contract 1a

signed a 2-year deal

2. : package deal

3. : treatment received

a dirty deal

4. : an arrangement for mutual advantage

5. : affair 2

dinner was an informal deal

6. : situation , story

what is the deal with that guy?

7. : McCoy — used in the phrase the real deal

IV. noun

Etymology: Middle English dele, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German, plank; akin to Old High German dili plank — more at thill

Date: 14th century

1. British : a board of fir or pine

2. : pine or fir wood

• deal adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.