Meaning of DEAL in English


deal 1

/deel/ , v. , dealt, dealing , n.


1. to occupy oneself or itself (usually fol. by with or in ): Botany deals with the study of plants. He deals in generalities.

2. to take action with respect to a thing or person (fol. by with ): Law courts must deal with lawbreakers.

3. to conduct oneself toward persons: He deals fairly.

4. to be able to handle competently or successfully; cope (fol. by with ): I can't deal with your personal problems.

5. to trade or do business (fol. by with or in ): to deal with a firm; to deal in used cars.

6. to distribute, esp. the cards in a game (often fol. by out ): to deal out five hands of six cards each; your turn to deal.

7. Slang. to buy and sell drugs illegally.

8. Archaic. to have dealings or commerce, often in a secret or underhand manner (often fol. by with ): to deal with the Devil.


9. to give to one as a share; apportion: Deal me in.

10. to distribute among a number of recipients, as the cards required in a game: Deal five cards to each player.

11. Cards. to give a player (a specific card) in dealing: You dealt yourself four aces.

12. to deliver; administer: to deal a blow.

13. Slang. to buy and sell (drugs) illegally.

14. Slang. to trade (an athlete) to another team.

15. deal off ,

a. Poker. to deal the final hand of a game.

b. Slang. to get rid of or trade (something or someone) in a transaction.

16. deal someone in , Slang. to include: He was making a lot of dough in the construction business so I got him to deal me in.


17. a business transaction: They closed the deal after a week of negotiating.

18. a bargain or arrangement for mutual advantage: the best deal in town.

19. a secret or underhand agreement or bargain: His supporters worked a number of deals to help his campaign.

20. Informal. treatment received in dealing with another: He got a raw deal.

21. an indefinite but large quantity, amount, extent, or degree (usually prec. by good or great ): a good deal of work; a great deal of money.

22. Cards.

a. the distribution of cards to the players in a game.

b. the set of cards in one's hand.

c. the turn of a player to deal.

d. the period of time during which a deal is played.

23. an act of dealing or distributing.

24. ( cap. ) an economic and social policy pursued by a political administration: the Fair Deal; the New Deal.

25. Obs. portion; share.

26. cut a deal , Informal. to make an agreement, esp. a business agreement: Networks have cut a deal with foreign stations for an international hookup.

[ bef. 900; (v.) ME delen, OE daelan (c. G teilen ), deriv. of dael part (c. G Teil ); (n.) in part deriv. of the v.; (in defs. 21 and 25) ME deel, del ( e ), OE dael ]

Syn. 3. act, behave. 5. traffic. 10. allot, assign, dole; mete, dispense. 18. pact, contract.

deal 2

/deel/ , n.

1. a board or plank, esp. of fir or pine, cut to any of various standard sizes.

2. such boards collectively.

3. fir or pine wood.


4. made of deal.

[ 1375-1425; late ME dele ]

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