What does deal mean?

Definitions for dealdil

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deal, trade, business 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"

  2. bargain, 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"

  3. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(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"

  4. deal(noun)

    a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)

  5. softwood, deal(noun)

    wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)

  6. hand, deal(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"

  7. deal(noun)

    the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)

    "he got a good deal on his car"

  8. deal(noun)

    the act of distributing playing cards

    "the deal was passed around the table clockwise"

  9. deal(verb)

    the act of apportioning or distributing something

    "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"

  10. cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address(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"

  11. consider, take, deal, look at(verb)

    take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

    "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"

  12. deal(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"

  13. cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage(verb)

    come to terms with

    "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

  14. distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out(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"

  15. deal, sell, trade(verb)

    do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

    "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"

  16. manage, deal, care, handle(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"

  17. deal(verb)

    behave in a certain way towards others

    "He deals fairly with his employees"

  18. deal(verb)

    distribute cards to the players in a game

    "Who's dealing?"

  19. conduct, carry on, deal(verb)

    direct the course of; manage or control

    "You cannot conduct business like this"

  20. share, divvy up, portion out, apportion, deal(verb)

    give out as one's portion or share

  21. deal(verb)

    give (a specific card) to a player

    "He dealt me the Queen of Spades"

  22. deal(verb)


    "deal hashish"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deal(noun)

    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. Deal(noun)

    the process of dealing cards to the players; also, the portion disturbed

  3. Deal(noun)

    distribution; apportionment

  4. Deal(noun)

    an arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; -- applied to stock speculations and political bargains

  5. Deal(noun)

    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. Deal(noun)

    wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal

  7. Deal(noun)

    to divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; -- sometimes with out

  8. Deal(noun)

    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. Deal(verb)

    to make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards to the players

  10. Deal(verb)

    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. Deal(verb)

    to act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to manage; to make arrangements; -- followed by between or with

  12. Deal(verb)

    to conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or towards any one; to treat

  13. Deal(verb)

    to contend (with); to treat (with), by way of opposition, check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to deal with

  14. Origin: [OE. delen, AS. dlan, fr. dl share; akin to OS. dlian, D. deelen, G. theilen, teilen, Icel. deila, Sw. dela, Dan. dele, Goth. dailjan. See Deal, n.]


  1. DEAL

    In cryptography, DEAL is a block cipher derived from the Data Encryption Standard. The design was proposed in a report by Lars Knudsen in 1998, and was submitted to the AES contest by Richard Outerbridge. DEAL is a Feistel network which uses DES as the round function. It has a 128-bit block size and a variable key size of either 128, 192, or 256 bits. For key sizes of 128 and 192 bits, the cipher uses 6 rounds, increasing to 8 for the 256-bits size. The scheme has a comparable performance to Triple DES, and was relatively slow compared to many other AES candidates.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deal

    dēl, n. a portion; an indefinite quantity: a large quantity; the act of dividing cards: (U.S.) a bargain: a fir or pine board: timber.—v.t. to divide, to distribute: to throw about: to deliver.—v.i. to transact business: to act: to distribute cards.—pa.t. and pa.p. dealt (delt).—ns. Deal′er, one who deals: a trader; Deal′-fish, a genus of ribbon-fishes; Deal′ing, manner of acting towards others: intercourse of trade. [A.S. dǽlandǽl, a part; Ger. theilentheil, a part or division. A doublet of dole. By some, however, deal, a plank, is taken as a doublet of thill, from A.S. thel, a plank.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Deal

    a town, one of the old Cinque ports, oil the E. of Kent, opposite the Goodwin Sands, 89 m. from London, with a fine sea-beach; much resorted to for sea-bathing quarters.

Suggested Resources

  1. DEAL

    What does DEAL stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the DEAL acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1198

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #960

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deal' in Nouns Frequency: #452

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deal' in Verbs Frequency: #137

Anagrams for deal »

  1. Adel

  2. Dale

  3. E.D. La.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kofi Annan:

    We have a deal.

  2. Kelly Hammett:

    It's a huge deal.

  3. Karen Myers:

    It was a big deal.

  4. Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey:

    If there's a deal.

  5. Ali Dibadj:

    It’s a big deal.

Images & Illustrations of deal

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Translations for deal

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • صفقةArabic
  • търгувам, разпределям, имам работа с, раздавам, справям се, количество, раздаване, чам, елов, чамов, сделка, чамова дъскаBulgarian
  • repartir, comprar, comerciar, tractar, vendre, tracteCatalan, Valencian
  • obchodovat, rozdělit, pojednávat, jednat, prodávat, rozdat, obchodCzech
  • umgehen, dealen, handeln, austeilen, abhandeln, geben, zuteilen, behandeln, erteilen, verteilen, Abkommen, Portion, Deal, Planke, Abschluss, Anteil, Handel, Bohle, Abmachung, Menge, PaktGerman
  • μοιράζωGreek
  • asignar, tratar, distribuir, comerciar, lanzar, ocuparse, vender, dedicarse, repartir, manejar, traficar, acuerdo, parte, transacción, negocio, repartoSpanish
  • käydä kauppaa, jakaa, käsitellä, hoitaa, trokata, syöttää, jako, diili, sopimus, kauppaFinnish
  • faire face, agir, traiter, faire le commerce, distribuer, pli, donne, part, contrat, marchéFrench
  • dèiligScottish Gaelic
  • tratarGalician
  • עסקהHebrew
  • üzletHungarian
  • porzione, dose, parte, contrattoItalian
  • 扱う, 取引, 対処, 合意Japanese
  • whiuwhiu, tohatohaMāori
  • വ്യവസ്ഥ, കരാർMalayalam
  • handelen, behandelen, verdelen, te maken hebben met, uitdelen, dealen, regelen, delenDutch
  • dele utNorwegian
  • umowa, układ, sprzedaż, transakcja, porozumienie, interes, kontraktPolish
  • lidar, traficar, acordoPortuguese
  • раздава́ть, толка́ть, торгова́ть, справля́ться, распределя́ть, спра́виться, наноси́ть, име́ть де́ло, сбыва́ть, сдава́ть, распределе́ние, сде́лка, ку́ча, у́йма, диль, разда́ча, сда́чаRussian
  • udio, količinaSerbo-Croatian
  • langa, ge, dela, handla, sälja, uppgörelse, kontrakt, affär, transaktion, giv, paktSwedish
  • угодаUkrainian
  • معاہدہUrdu
  • טיילןYiddish
  • 合同Chinese

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