Definition of Deal


  • the act of apportioning or distributing something
    "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"
  • the act of distributing playing cards
    "the deal was passed around the table clockwise"
  • the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)
    "he got a good deal on his car"
  • the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
    "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"
    "he kept trying to see my hand"
  • wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
  • a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
  • (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    "a batch of letters"
    "a deal of trouble"
    "a lot of money"
    "he made a mint on the stock market"
    "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
    "it must have cost plenty"
    "a slew of journalists"
    "a wad of money"
    - good deal - great deal - quite a little - tidy sum
  • an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    "he made a bargain with the devil"
    "he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals"
  • a particular instance of buying or selling
    "it was a package deal"
    "I had no further trade with him"
    "he's a master of the business deal"
    - business deal


  • sell
    "deal hashish"
  • give (a specific card) to a player
    "He dealt me the Queen of Spades"
  • give out as one's portion or share
    - divvy up - portion out
  • direct the course of
    manage or control
    "You cannot conduct business like this"
    - carry on
  • distribute cards to the players in a game
    "Who's dealing?"
  • behave in a certain way towards others
    "He deals fairly with his employees"
  • be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    "I can deal with this crew of workers"
    "This blender can't handle nuts"
    "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
  • do business
    offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    "She deals in gold"
    "The brothers sell shoes"
  • administer or bestow, as in small portions
    "administer critical remarks to everyone present"
    "dole out some money"
    "shell out pocket money for the children"
    "deal a blow to someone"
    "the machine dispenses soft drinks"
    - mete out - parcel out - shell out - deal out - dish out - dole out
  • come to terms with
    "We got by on just a gallon of gas"
    "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
    - get by - make out - make do
  • 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"
  • take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
    "Take the case of China"
    "Consider the following case"
    - look at
  • act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    "This book deals with incest"
    "The course covered all of Western Civilization"
    "The new book treats the history of China"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble deal

21 unscramble word found using the letters deal.

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