|1.||[ verb ] deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression|
|Synonyms:||cover treat handle plow work address|
"This book deals with incest" "The course covered all of Western Civilization" "The new book treats the history of China"
|Related terms:||broach discourse spiel theologise treat embrace discussion|
|2.||[ verb ] take into consideration for exemplifying purposes|
|Synonyms:||consider take look_at|
"Take the case of China" "Consider the following case"
|Related terms:||think_about contemplate warm_to abstract dally circumstance|
|3.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||act dealings|
|4.||[ verb ] come to terms or deal successfully with;|
|Synonyms:||cope grapple get_by manage contend make_do make_out|
"We got by on just a gallon of gas" "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
|Related terms:||act meet fend hack extemporize scrape_along braving|
|5.||[ noun ] (business) 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"
|Related terms:||transaction arms_deal penny_ante trade|
|6.||[ verb ] administer or bestow, as in small portions|
|Synonyms:||distribute dispense administer allot dole_out deal_out lot dish_out parcel_out shell_out mete_out|
"administer critical remarks to everyone present" "dole out some money" "shell out pocket money for the children" "deal a blow to someone"
|Related terms:||give assign give reallot allotment dispenser dispenser allocator distributor|
|7.||[ verb ] (business) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood|
"She deals in gold" "The brothers sell shoes"
|Related terms:||transact peddle pyramid market black_marketeer push commerce distribute trade sell trader trading seller dealer transaction sell principal|
|8.||[ verb ] be in charge of, act on, or dispose of|
|Synonyms:||handle manage care|
"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
|Related terms:||control process conduct administer take_care direct organize come_to_grips coordinate touch dispose_of mismanage work juggle management handler|
|9.||[ verb ] behave in a certain way towards others|
"He deals fairly with his employees"
|Related terms:||behave relations|
|10.||[ noun ] (business) 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"
|Related terms:||agreement bargain|
|11.||[ verb ] (cards) distribute (cards) to the players in a game|
|Related terms:||distribute misdeal card_game dealer|
|12.||[ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent|
|Synonyms:||mass good_deal lot great_deal pile heap plenty sight flock whole_lot mint pot raft mess slew quite_a_little stack mickle hatful spate wad tidy_sum whole_slew peck muckle batch|
: "a batch of letters" "a deal of trouble" "a lot of money" "he made a mint on the stock market" "it must have cost plenty"
|Related terms:||large_indefinite_quantity flood jam heap|
|13.||[ verb ] give out as one's portion or share|
|Synonyms:||share apportion portion_out divvy_up|
|Related terms:||give_away partaker sharing separate|
|14.||[ noun ] a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)|
|15.||[ noun ] wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)|
|Related terms:||wood pulpwood|
|16.||[ verb ] direct the course of; manage or control|
|Synonyms:||conduct carry_on carry_out|
"You cannot conduct business like this"
|Related terms:||manage officiate racketeer transaction hand conducting|
|17.||[ adjective ] made of fir or pine|
"a plain deal table"
|18.||[ noun ] the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)|
"he got a good deal on his car"
|Related terms:||result raw_deal fair_deal conduct|
|19.||[ noun ] (card game) the act of distributing playing cards|
"the deal was passed around the table clockwise"
|Related terms:||distribution misdeal card_game|
|20.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1434|
|21.||[ verb ] (business) sell|
|Related terms:||commerce dealer|
|22.||[ verb ] (cards) give (a specific card) to a player|
"He dealt me the Queen of Spades"
|Related terms:||pass card_game hand|
|23.||[ noun ] (cards) 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"
|Related terms:||collection bridge_hand poker_hand long_suit conduct|
|24.||[ noun ] the act of apportioning or distributing something|
"the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"
|Related terms:||allotment new_deal share|