dealing

noun deal·ing \ ˈdē-liŋ \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of dealing

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

Examples of dealing in a Sentence

  1. There were reports of shady dealings between the two sides.

  2. He has a reputation for fair dealing.

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First Known Use of dealing

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DEALING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of dealing for English Language Learners

  • deal*ings : 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


DEALING Defined for Kids

dealing

noun deal·ing \ ˈdē-liŋ \

Definition of dealing for Students

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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