deal·​ing | \ ˈdē-liŋ How to pronounce dealing (audio) \

Definition of dealing

1 : method of business : manner of conduct
2 dealings plural : friendly or business interactions

Examples of dealing in a Sentence

There were reports of shady dealings between the two sides. He has a reputation for fair dealing.
Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee will be submitting the report on its probe into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Arkansas Online, "House Judiciary Committee sets Dec. 4 impeachment hearing," 26 Nov. 2019 Ephrat Livni The impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s Ukraine dealings has hit a lull after a busy week of witness testimony. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "SCOTUS is weighing two Trump tax cases with implications for the impeachment inquiry," 23 Nov. 2019 Sondland was one of the most anticipated witnesses as Democrats are holding an rigorous week of hearings into whether Trump’s dealings with Ukraine are grounds for impeachment. Aamer Madhani, Twin Cities, "Impeachment hearings takeaways: `Everyone was in the loop’," 20 Nov. 2019 The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine has offered a living lab into the Constitution, one that teachers are upending their lesson plans to ensure their students understand. The Christian Science Monitor, "A triumph of truth about China’s detention camps," 19 Nov. 2019 All three witnesses Democrats have called for public testimony have spoken privately with investigators, giving damning accounts of Mr. Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and of how Ms. Yovanovitch was treated. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, "Top Ukraine Diplomat Testified Giuliani Spearheaded Pressure for Investigations," 6 Nov. 2019 Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-column series this weekend, dealing with recent developments in the impeachment inquiry House Democrats are conducting in connection with President Trump’s dealings with the government of Ukraine. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "The President’s Best Ukraine Defense: Not an Impeachable Offense," 27 Oct. 2019 He is scheduled to appear Tuesday before impeachment investigators in Congress, joining a parade of current and former diplomats testifying about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Unsung diplomat is unlikely hero in impeachment inquiry," 21 Oct. 2019 Explosive stuff The impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine continued in the House of Representatives. The Economist, "Politics this week," 19 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of dealing

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Nov 2019

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“Dealing.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of dealing

: the actions that are a main part of the relationship between people, groups, organizations, etc. : social or business interactions
: a way of behaving or of doing business


deal·​ing | \ ˈdē-liŋ \

Kids Definition of dealing

1 dealings plural : friendly or business relations She has frequent dealings with the mayor.
2 : a way of acting or doing business fair dealing

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