What does dealer mean?

Definitions for dealer
ˈdi lərdeal·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word dealer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trader, bargainer, dealer, mongernoun

    someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold

  2. dealernoun

    a firm engaged in trading

  3. dealernoun

    a seller of illicit goods

    "a dealer in stolen goods"

  4. principal, dealernoun

    the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account

  5. dealernoun

    the person who distributes the playing cards in a card game


  1. dealernoun

    One who deals things, especially automobiles; a middleman.

    That used car dealer gave me a great deal on my 1962 rusted-out Volkswagen bug!

  2. dealernoun

    One who peddles illicit drugs, especially to teenagers.

  3. dealernoun

    A particular type of stock broker or trader.

  4. dealernoun

    The person who deals the cards in a card game.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dealernoun

    Etymology: from deal.

    I find it common with these small dealers in wit and learning, to give themselves a title from their first adventure. Jonathan Swift.

    Where fraud is permitted and connived at, the honest dealer is always undone, and the knave gets the advantage. Gulliver’s Travels.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dealernoun

    one who deals; one who has to do, or has concern, with others; esp., a trader, a trafficker, a shopkeeper, a broker, or a merchant; as, a dealer in dry goods; a dealer in stocks; a retail dealer

  2. Dealernoun

    one who distributes cards to the players

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dealer' in Nouns Frequency: #1233

Anagrams for dealer »

  1. leader

  2. redeal

  3. relead

  4. relade

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dealer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dealer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dealer in a Sentence

  1. Alan Rice:

    A person who wishes to buy [a suppressor] needs to go to a Class 3 gun dealer, pick one out, fill out a form with all kinds of personal information, provide [photo ID] and fingerprints, and they have to submit theform with a $200 payment to the ATF, and the ATF will approve or deny sale with no time limit.

  2. Lori Arnold:

    I put it back into the economy and business, that way I wouldn’t have to sell drugs my whole life. I never wanted to be a drug dealer or anything. I just wanted something more for my family.

  3. Ali Faghri:

    This is near perfect operating environment to be an auto dealer, demand is incredibly robust, you have a number of tail winds that have all converged at one time. You're not only selling a lot of cars right now, but at record margins.

  4. Jessica Caldwell:

    Because there was a full week of May after the holiday weekend, shoppers had plenty of time to take advantage of the deals being widely communicated in dealer and automaker marketing messages.

  5. California President Sam Paredes:

    The state governswhen you think about buying a gun,when you buy a gun, own it, use it, transport it,sell it, everything...they govern everything, we have ten-day waiting periods,an assault weapons ban,a magazine ban, ammunition background checks and registration, You cannot sell without going through a dealer. So, we control everything. And still, these tragedies continue to occur, which shows that all of these gun control laws, they all fail. They cannot prevent mass shootings.

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Translations for dealer

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  • търговец, раздавач, дилърBulgarian
  • obchodník, dealer, prodejce, rozdávající, zprostředkovatel, krupiér, bankéřCzech
  • Geber, Dealer, Händler, Drogenhändler, TickerGerman
  • crupier, concesionarioSpanish
  • diiler, maakler, narkodiiler, jagajaEstonian
  • jakaja, jälleenmyyjäFinnish
  • dealerFrench
  • dèiligearScottish Gaelic
  • díler, eiturlyfjasaliIcelandic
  • distributore, piazzista, rappresentante, rivenditore, spacciatoreItalian
  • kaiwhiuwhiuMāori
  • dealer, geverDutch
  • diler, dilerka, rozdający, rozdającaPolish
  • сдавать, маклер, дилер, раздавать, торговецRussian

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