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.


  1. dealer

    A dealer is an individual or entity that buys and sells goods or services for profit. In a business context, this can refer to someone who handles the trading or distribution of particular products, often in large quantities. In a finance context, dealers are individuals or firms in the securities industry who act as intermediaries between buyers and sellers in transactions, sometimes operating as market makers. A dealer typically has more knowledge about the market and products compared to a common buyer, and assumes risks associated with holding the inventory.

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. Mark Rosekind:

    Your dealer should be able to tell you if (the replacement part) is an interim remedy or a long-term fix.

  2. Ola Kaellenius:

    There may be some short-term volatility, but our attractive brand, strong portfolio and expansion of our dealer network all point to a good second half of the year.

  3. Vlad Tenev:

    As a licensed broker-dealer, we're highly regulated and take clear communication very seriously.

  4. 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.

  5. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    My enemies are many, my equals are none. In the shade of olive trees, they said Italy could never be conquered. In the land of Pharaohs and Kings, they said Egypt could never be humbled. In the realm of forest and snow, they said Russia could never be tamed. Now they say nothing. They fear me, like a force of nature, a dealer in thunder and death! I say: I am Napoleon, I am Emperor. (Napoleon: Total War)

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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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