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deal

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of deal

  1. a considerable amount there is a great deal of waste in government Synonyms of 1deal abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yardWords Related to 1deal epidemic, plague, rash; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, plethora, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; deluge, flood, overflow; army, bevy, cram, crowd, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mob, multitude, press, score, sea, swarm, throng; gazillion, jillion, kazillion, million, thousands, trillion, zillionNear Antonyms of 1deal atom, crumb, dot, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, grain, granule, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, mote, nubbin, particle, ray, scintilla, scrap, shred, tittle, whit; smatter, smattering; dash, drop, morsel, shot; piece, portion, section; absence, dearth, famine, lack, paucity, poverty, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want; deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, meagerness, scantiness, scantness, skimpinessAntonyms of 1deal ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace


deal

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of deal

  1. 1 an arrangement about action to be taken we made a deal to cooperate on the next assignment Synonyms of 2deal accord, bargain, compact, contract, convention, covenant, deal, disposition, pact, settlement, understandingWords Related to 2deal charter, treaty; binder, pledge, promise; alliance, association, entente, entente cordiale, league, partnership; acceptance, approval, assent, concurrence, consent, OK (or okay)

  2. 2 the transfer of ownership of something from one person to another for a price we closed the deal for the house last week Synonyms of 2deal deal, trade, transactionWords Related to 2deal auction, silent auction; haggle, horse-trading, negotiation; bargain, buy, steal; purchase; clearance, closeout, fire sale; fair; garage sale, jumble sale [British], rummage sale, tag sale, yard sale

  3. 3 a formal agreement to fulfill an obligation if the other party backs out of the deal after it's signed, you can sue Synonyms of 2deal bond, contract, covenant, deal, guaranty, surety, warrantyWords Related to 2deal oath, pledge, troth, vow, word; accord, bargain, compact, concordat, convention, pact, treaty; assurance, insurance, seal; bail, deposit, pawn, security

  4. 4 position with regard to conditions and circumstances we don't yet know what the deal is with the new manager Synonyms of 2deal ball game, deal, footing, picture, posture, scene, status, storyWords Related to 2deal rank, standing; place, spot, state; score, status quo

  5. 5 something bought or offered for sale at a desirable price that mail-order sweater isn't such a great deal after you factor in the cost of shipping and handling Synonyms of 2deal buy, deal, pennyworth, snip [British], stealWords Related to 2deal clearance, closeout, markdown; cheapie; bonus, freebie (or freebee), gift, giveaway, premium, present; boon, windfallNear Antonyms of 2deal gouging, overcharge, rip-off, soaking; markup, surcharge; extravagance, luxury


deal

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of deal

  1. 1 to carry on the business of buying and selling goods or other property that store deals in used furniture Synonyms of deal trade, trafficWords Related to deal bargain, barter, horse-trade, negotiate, transact; auction, exchange, merchandise (also merchandize), rebuy, resell, swap; buy, pick up, purchase, take; distribute, fair-trade, market, peddle, retail, sell, supply, vend, wholesale; black-market, bootleg, fence, smuggle; corner, engross, monopolize, undersell; day-trade, invest, speculateNear Antonyms of deal black [chiefly British], blackball, boycott

  2. 2 to talk over or dispute the terms of a purchase you're going to have to learn how to deal if you want to buy a car at a fair price Synonyms of deal chaffer, bargain, dicker, haggle, horse-trade, negotiate, palterWords Related to deal argue, bicker, clash, fight, hassle, quarrel, quibble, squabble, wrangle; comparison shop, shop (around); barter, exchange, trade; hawk, peddle; buy, purchase

Synonym Discussion of deal

distribute, dispense, divide, deal, dole out mean to give out, usually in shares, to each member of a group. distribute implies an apportioning by separation of something into parts, units, or amounts.
    • distributed food to the needy
dispense suggests the giving of a carefully weighed or measured portion to each of a group according to due or need.
    • dispensed wisdom to the students
divide stresses the separation of a whole into parts and implies that the parts are equal.
    • three charitable groups divided the proceeds
deal emphasizes the allotment of something piece by piece.
    • deal out equipment and supplies
dole out implies a carefully measured portion of something that is often in short supply.
    • doled out what little food there was


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