deal

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1deal

noun \ˈdēl\

Definition of DEAL

1
obsolete :  part, portion
2
:  a usually large or indefinite quantity or degree <a great deal of support> <a good deal faster>
3
a :  the act or right of distributing cards to players in a card game
b :  hand 9b

Origin of DEAL

Middle English deel, from Old English ̄l; akin to Old English dāl division, portion, Old High German teil part
First Known Use: before 12th century

2deal

verb

: to give cards to the players in a card game

: to give (something or an amount of something) to someone

: to buy and sell (drugs, art, etc.) as a business

dealt \ˈdelt\ deal·ing \ˈdē-liŋ\

Full Definition of DEAL

transitive verb
1
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>
3
a :  sell <deals 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 deals with education>
3
a :  to engage in bargaining :  trade
b :  to sell or distribute something as a business <deal in insurance>
4
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>
deal·er \ˈdē-lər\ noun

Examples of DEAL

  1. It's your turn to deal.
  2. Each player is dealt five cards.
  3. She was dealt a full house.
  4. dealing out the cards for a game of poker
  5. The offending players were dealt harsh penalties.
  6. She got caught dealing drugs in school.

First Known Use of DEAL

before 12th century

3deal

noun

Definition of DEAL

1
a :  an act of dealing :  transaction
b :  bargain
c :  contract 1a <signed a 2-year 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

First Known Use of DEAL

15th century

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

4deal

noun

Definition of DEAL

1
British :  a board of fir or pine
2
:  pine or fir wood
deal adjective

Origin of DEAL

Middle English dele, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German, plank; akin to Old High German dili plank — more at thill
First Known Use: 14th century

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