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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English dǣl.

Noun

Singular
deal

Plural
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deal ({{{1}}})
  1. An oral trading agreement or contract.
    The union negotiated a satisfactory deal with the management.
  2. (archaic) A division, a portion, a share.
    We gave three deals of grain in tribute to the king.
  3. (often followed by of) A quantity, a lot (usually qualified by great or good.)
    Skydiving requires a good deal of courage.
    I'm a good deal older than I used to be.
    That doesn't make a great deal of sense.
  4. One of or all the hands dealt in one round of a card game.
    A deal to more than four players in a game of seven-card stud could mean the deck is exhausted before the hand is played out.
  5. (informal) A situation.
    What's the deal?
  6. (informal) An occasion, an event.
    "I've never killed anybody before. I don't see what's the big deal."
    Line spoken by character played by John Travolta in the movie Broken Arrow.
  7. (informal) A thing, an unspecified or unidentified object.
    The deal with four tines is called a pitchfork.
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Etymology 2

Old English dǣlan, from Proto-Germanic *delja-, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰail-. Cognate with Dutch delen, German teilen, Swedish dela; and with Lithuanian dalinti (divide), Russian делить.

Verb

Infinitive
to deal

Third person singular
deals

Simple past
dealt

Past participle
-

Present participle
dealing

to deal (third-person singular simple present deals, present participle dealing, simple past and past participle dealt)
  1. (transitive) To distribute among a number of recipients, to give out as one’s portion or share.
    The fighting is over; now we deal out the spoils of victory.
  2. (transitive) To administer or give out, as in small portions.
    I dealt him a mighty blow
  3. To distribute cards to the players in a game.
    I was dealt four aces.
    The cards were shuffled and dealt by the croupier.
  4. (baseball) To pitch.
    The whole crowd waited for him to deal a real humdinger.
  5. (intransitive) To have dealings or business.
    Now you'll have to deal with me.
  6. (intransitive) To trade professionally (followed by in)
    She deals in gold.
  7. (transitive) To sell (illicit drugs.)
    This club takes a dim view of members who deal drugs.
  8. (intransitive) To be concerned with.
    The film dealt with a sensitive subject.
  9. (intransitive) To handle, to manage, to cope.
    There's only one way to deal with people like her.
    I can't deal with this.
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Noun

Singular
deal

Plural
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deal ({{{1}}})
  1. The distribution of cards to players; a player's turn for this.
    I didn’t have a good deal all evening.
    I believe it's your deal.
  2. A particular instance of buying or selling, a transaction
    We need to finalise the deal with Henderson by midnight.
  3. An agreement between parties; an arrangement
    He made a deal with the devil.
    It's a deal!
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Etymology 3

Middle Low German dele, cognate with Old English þille.

Noun

Singular
deal

Plural
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deal ({{{1}}})
  1. (uncountable) Wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
  2. (countable) A plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
Synonyms
  • (wood that is easy to saw, from conifers such as pine or fir):
  • (plank of softwood):
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Adjective

deal (not comparable)

Positive
deal

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Made of deal.
    A plain deal table
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Romanian

Etymology

From a Slavonic language. Compare Croatian dol.

Noun

deal f. and m.

  1. hill

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