Deal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |diːl|  American pronunciation of the word deal
Brit.  |diːl|  British pronunciation of the word deal
irregular verb:  p.t. — dealt  p.p. — dealt


- a particular instance of buying or selling (syn: trade)
it was a package deal
he's a master of the business deal
- an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each (syn: bargain)
he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals
- (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent (syn: batch, flock, heap, lot, mass, mess, mint, mountain, peck, pile, plenty, pot, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, wad)
a deal of trouble
- a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
- wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir) (syn: softwood)
- the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time (syn: hand)
- the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)
he got a good deal on his car
- the act of distributing playing cards
the deal was passed around the table clockwise
- the act of apportioning or distributing something
the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions


- act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression (syn: address, cover, handle, plow, treat)
This book deals with incest
- take into consideration for exemplifying purposes (syn: consider, take)
- take action with respect to (someone or something)
How are we going to deal with this problem?
The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students
- succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available (syn: contend, cope, get by, grapple, make out, manage)
- administer or bestow, as in small portions (syn: administer, allot, dish out, dispense, distribute, lot, shell out)
deal a blow to someone
- do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood (syn: sell, trade)
She deals in gold
- be in charge of, act on, or dispose of (syn: care, handle, manage)
I can deal with this crew of workers
- behave in a certain way towards others
He deals fairly with his employees
- distribute cards to the players in a game
Who's dealing?
- direct the course of; manage or control (syn: carry on, conduct)
- give out as one's portion or share (syn: apportion, portion out, share)
- give (a specific card) to a player
He dealt me the Queen of Spades
- sell
deal hashish

Extra examples

It's your turn to deal.

Each player is dealt five cards.

She was dealt a full house.

Dealing out the cards for a game of poker

The offending players were dealt harsh penalties.

She got caught dealing drugs in school.

I have a deal to look after.

I lost heavily in the last deal.

The deal fell through.

A deal was struck after lengthy negotiations.

He dealt her out a pittance of an allowance.

Same punishment was dealt out to everyone.

Each of the terms mentioned above is dealt with in more detail in Chapter Three.

We ourselves shall one time or other be dealt with as we deal with others.

She has always dealt fairly by me.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: deal
he/she/it: deals
present participle: dealing
past tense: dealt
past participle: dealt
singular: deal
plural: deals
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