Word:

Deal

Pronunciation: dĕlt
n.1.A part or portion; a share; hence, an indefinite quantity, degree, or extent, degree, or extent; as, a deal of time and trouble; a deal of cold.
Three tenth deals [parts of an ephah] of flour.
- Num. xv. 9.
As an object of science it [the Celtic genius] may count for a good deal . . . as a spiritual power.
- M. Arnold.
She was resolved to be a good deal more circumspect.
- W. Black.
2.The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the portion disturbed.
The deal, the shuffle, and the cut.
- Swift.
3.Distribution; apportionment.
4.An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; - applied to stock speculations and political bargains.
5.The division of a piece of timber made by sawing; a board or plank; particularly, a board or plank of fir or pine above seven inches in width, and exceeding six feet in length. If narrower than this, it is called a batten; if shorter, a deal end.
6.Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal.
Deal tree
a fir tree.
- Dr. Prior.
v. t.1.To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; - sometimes with out.
[imp. & p. p. Dealt (dĕlt); p. pr. & vb. n. Dealing.]
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry?
- Is. lviii. 7.
And Rome deals out her blessings and her gold.
- Tickell.
Hissing through the skies, the feathery deaths were dealt.
- Dryden.
2.Specifically: To distribute, as cards, to the players at the commencement of a game; as, to deal the cards; to deal one a jack.
v. i.1.To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards to the players.
2.To do a distributing or retailing business, as distinguished from that of a manufacturer or producer; to traffic; to trade; to do business; as, he deals in flour.
They buy and sell, they deal and traffic.
- South.
This is to drive to wholesale trade, when all other petty merchants deal but for parcels.
- Dr. H. More.
3.To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to manage; to make arrangements; - followed by between or with.
Sometimes he that deals between man and man, raiseth his own credit with both, by pretending greater interest than he hath in either.
- Bacon.
4.To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or towards any one; to treat.
If he will deal clearly and impartially, . . . he will acknowledge all this to be true.
- Tillotson.
5.To contend (with); to treat (with), by way of opposition, check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to deal with.
To deal by
to treat, either well or ill; as, to deal well by servants.
To deal in
a - To have to do with; to be engaged in; to practice; as, they deal in political matters.
- Locke.
b - To buy and sell; to furnish, as a retailer or wholesaler; as, they deal in fish.
To deal with
a - To treat in any manner; to use, whether well or ill; to have to do with; specifically, to trade with.
b - To reprove solemnly; to expostulate with.
- Shak.
The deacons of his church, who, to use their own phrase, "dealt with him" on the sin of rejecting the aid which Providence so manifestly held out.
- Hawthorne.
Return . . . and I will deal well with thee.
- Gen. xxxii. 9.
Noun1.Dealdeal - a particular instance of buying or selling; "it was a package deal"; "I had no further trade with him"; "he's a master of the business deal"
Synonyms: business deal, trade
2.deal - an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each; "he made a bargain with the devil"; "he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals"
Synonyms: bargain
3.Dealdeal - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
4.deal - a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
5.deal - wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
Synonyms: softwood
6.deal - the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"
Synonyms: hand
7.deal - the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement); "he got a good deal on his car"
8.deal - the act of distributing playing cards; "the deal was passed around the table clockwise"
9.deal - the act of apportioning or distributing something; "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"
Verb1.deal - deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
Synonyms: plow, handle, treat, cover, address
2.deal - take action with respect to (someone or something); "How are we going to deal with this problem?"; "The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students"
3.deal - take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
Synonyms: look at, consider, take
4.deal - come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
5.deal - administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"
6.deal - do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
Synonyms: sell, trade
7.deal - be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
Synonyms: handle, manage, care
8.deal - behave in a certain way towards others; "He deals fairly with his employees"
9.deal - distribute to the players in a game; "Who's dealing?"
10.deal - direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this"
Synonyms: carry on, conduct
11.deal - give out as one's portion or share
12.deal - give (a specific card) to a player; "He dealt me the Queen of Spades"
13.deal - sell; "deal hashish"
Adj.1.deal - made of fir or pine; "a plain deal table"
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deaf and dumb
Deaf and dumb alphabet
deaf as a post
deaf person
deaf to
deaf-aid
deaf-and-dumb
deaf-and-dumb person
Deaf-mute
deaf-muteness
deaf-mutism
Deafen
deafened
deafening
Deafly
Deafness
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deal out
Deal tree
Dealbate
Dealbation
Dealer
dealership
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