the deal

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the deal

informal
:basic information about a person, thing, or situation
  • What's the deal with that guy? Why is he crying?
  • Here's the deal. You're going to stay here while I go find help.

Word by Word Definitions

deal play
  1. : part, portion

  2. : a usually large or indefinite quantity or degree

  3. : the act or right of distributing cards to players

  1. : to give as one's portion : apportion

  2. : to distribute (playing cards) to players

  3. : administer, deliver

  1. : an act of dealing (see 2deal 3) : transaction

  2. : bargain

  3. : contract

  1. : a board of fir or pine

  2. : pine or fir wood


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