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
Synonyms: trade business_deal

"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
Synonyms: sell trade

"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
Synonyms: bargain

"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

"Who's dealing?"

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)
Related terms: board
15. [ noun ] wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
Synonyms: softwood
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"

Related terms: woody
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

"deal hashish"

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
Synonyms: hand

"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
Similar spelling:   Del