deal
noun.
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
noun.
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
Synonym: bargain
noun.
(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
noun.
a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
noun.
wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
Synonym: softwood
noun.
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
Synonym: hand
noun.
the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)
he got a good deal on his car
noun.
the act of distributing playing cards
the deal was passed around the table clockwise
noun.
the act of apportioning or distributing something
the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions
verb.
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
verb.
take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
Take the case of China|Consider the following case
Synonym: consider, look at, take
verb.
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
verb.
succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available
We got by on just a gallon of gas|They made do on half a loaf of bread every day
verb.
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
verb.
do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
She deals in gold|The brothers sell shoes
Synonym: sell, trade
verb.
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
Synonym: care, handle, manage
verb.
behave in a certain way towards others
He deals fairly with his employees
verb.
distribute cards to the players in a game
Who's dealing?
verb.
direct the course of; manage or control
You cannot conduct business like this
Synonym: conduct, carry on
verb.
give out as one's portion or share
verb.
give (a specific card) to a player
He dealt me the Queen of Spades
verb.
sell
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