What does dealing mean?

Definitions for dealing
ˈdi lɪŋdeal·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dealingnoun

    method or manner of conduct in relation to others

    "honest dealing"

  2. transaction, dealing, dealingsnoun

    the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)

    "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dealingnoun

    Etymology: from deal.

    What these are!
    Whose own hard dealings teach them to suspect
    The thoughts of others. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    Concerning the dealings of men, who adminster government, and unto whom the execution of that law belongeth, they have their judge, who sitteth in heaven. Richard Hooker, b. ii.

    But this was neither one pope’s fault, nor one prince’s destiny: he must write a story of the empire, that means to tell of all their dealings in this kind. Walter Raleigh, Essays.

    It were to be wished, that men would promote it to the happiness of one another, in all their private dealings, among those who lie more immediately within their influence. Addis.

    God’s gracious dealings with men, are the aids and auxiliaries necessary to us in the pursuit of piety. Henry Hammond, Fundam.

    The doctor must needs die rich; he had great dealings in his way for many years. Jonathan Swift, Bickerstaff detected.


  1. dealing

    Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues is a novel written by Michael Crichton, his ninth published novel. Authorship credit is shared with his brother Douglas Crichton, resulting in the only time the pseudonym Michael Douglas was used. It was originally published in 1970. It was serialized in the December 1970, January 1971 and February 1971 issues of Playboy magazine.


  1. dealing

    Dealing generally refers to the act of conducting or managing a certain type of business, trade, or transaction. It can also mean the manner in which one behaves or interacts in various situations or relationships. Furthermore, in a more specific context such as in card games, it refers to the distribution of cards to the players.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dealing

    of Deal

  2. Dealingnoun

    the act of one who deals; distribution of anything, as of cards to the players; method of business; traffic; intercourse; transaction; as, to have dealings with a person

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dealing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2073

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dealing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1368

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dealing' in Nouns Frequency: #2445

Anagrams for dealing »

  1. adeling

  2. aligned

  3. dealign

  4. leading

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dealing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dealing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of dealing in a Sentence

  1. J. Bert Freeman:

    When you reach the level of dealing with yourself, you develop deeper insights, expand your potential and make new discoveries,

  2. Dermot Shea:

    This series of reforms that were done. That we said you know, we support but that were done hastily, and done without the input of law enforcement, and we're dealing with it still today, that's got to be the number one issue there's no doubt because it's, as I just said, it's the city that we all love so much. And to see it pulled down in many ways is, is really hard to watch.

  3. Cameron Heron:

    Carmen Heron, who is speaking out on behalf of her daughter, who is now legally deaf because of SJS, said.I get emotional even thinking about it. Im just so excited for her. She is still dealing with the aftermath of SJS now, and I do worry and think, Is this the life shes going to have ? But now, its not shell have a new life as a mum. For Heron, who was an apprentice chef at a top Sydney restaurant when she became ill, but can no longer work, life changed forever in early 2014, when she was diagnosed with epilepsy. Right away, she was placed on two drugs commonly prescribed to help manage seizures levetiracetam, more commonly known as Keppra, and lamotrigine, sold under the brand name Lamictal. It took three weeks in the hospital before her condition started improving, although she still deals with lasting hearing loss and PTSD from the ordeal. ( PA Real Life) While serious side effects are extremely rare, both drugs carry the risk of triggering a severe cutaneous adverse reaction - such as SJS according to The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence( NICE). At first, Heron appeared to be responding well to medication, until a pinprick-like rash appeared in May. I knew right away that it was an allergic reaction, and so I took her to the doctor and asked them to change the medication she was on.

  4. Brian Baker:

    That might have worked when we were dealing with print papers and a story might be forgotten, it doesn't work like that anymore. People who are paying attention will see the news, and if it is important, they will see it immediately.

  5. Nikol Pashinyan:

    I'd like to say that apparently we are dealing with the biggest corruption revelation in the republic's history.

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