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Definition of Deal


  1. A part or portion; a share; hence, an indefinite quantity, degree, or extent, degree, or extent; as, a deal of time and trouble; a deal of cold.
  2. The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the portion disturbed.
  3. Distribution; apportionment.
  4. An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; -- applied to stock speculations and political bargains.
  5. The division of a piece of timber made by sawing; a board or plank; particularly, a board or plank of fir or pine above seven inches in width, and exceeding six feet in length. If narrower than this, it is called a batten; if shorter, a deal end.
  6. Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal.
  7. To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; -- sometimes with out.
  8. Specifically: To distribute, as cards, to the players at the commencement of a game; as, to deal the cards; to deal one a jack.
  9. To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards to the players.
  10. To do a distributing or retailing business, as distinguished from that of a manufacturer or producer; to traffic; to trade; to do business; as, he deals in flour.
  11. To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to manage; to make arrangements; -- followed by between or with.
  12. To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or towards any one; to treat.
  13. To contend (with); to treat (with), by way of opposition, check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to deal with.
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Deal Translations

deal in Afrikaans is uitdeel
deal in Dutch is rondgeven, ronddelen, uitdelen
deal in French is dispenser, distribuer
deal in German is Abkommen, handeln, zuteilen
deal in Latin is paciscor
deal in Norwegian is handel
deal in Spanish is trato