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Definition 1: the act of distributing playing cards - [noun denoting act]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the deal was passed around the table clockwise

(deal is a kind of ...) the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning

(... is a kind of deal ) an incorrect deal

(deal belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 2: the act of apportioning or distributing something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions

(deal is a kind of ...) the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

"the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"

(... is a kind of deal ) a reapportioning of something

Definition 3: a particular instance of buying or selling - [noun denoting act]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a package deal
  • I had no further trade with him
  • he's a master of the business deal

Synonyms for deal in the sense of this definition

(deal is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of deal ) a deal to provide military arms

(... is a kind of deal ) a business deal on a trivial scale

Definition 4: an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made a bargain with the devil
  • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

Synonyms for deal in the sense of this definition

(deal is a kind of ...) the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises

"they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business" "there was an understanding between management and the workers"

Definition 5: the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got a good deal on his car

(deal is a kind of ...) something that results

"he listened for the results on the radio"

(... is a kind of deal ) fair treatment

(... is a kind of deal ) unfair treatment

Definition 6: the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time - [noun denoting group]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I didn't hold a good hand all evening
  • he kept trying to see my hand

Synonyms for deal in the sense of this definition

(deal is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of deal ) the cards held in a game of bridge

(... is a kind of deal ) the 5 cards held in a game of poker

(deal is a part of ...) in a hand, the suit having the most cards

Definition 7: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for deal in the sense of this definition

(deal is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of deal ) an overwhelming number or amount

"a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"

(... is a kind of deal ) a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

Definition 8: a plank of softwood (fir or pine board) - [noun denoting substance]

(deal is a kind of ...) a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes

Definition 9: wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir) - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for deal in the sense of this definition

(deal is a kind of ...) the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

(... is a kind of deal ) softwood used to make paper

Definition 10: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes - [verb of cognition]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Take the case of China
  • Consider the following case

Synonyms for deal in the sense of this definition

(deal is a kind of ...) have on one's mind, think about actively

"I'm thinking about my friends abroad" "She always thinks about her children first"

(... is a kind of deal ) consider as a possibility

"I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"

(... is a kind of deal ) consider not very seriously

"He is trifling with her" "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"

(... is a kind of deal ) consider apart from a particular case or instance

"Let's abstract away from this particular example"

(... is a kind of deal ) become excited about

"He warmed to the idea of a trip to Antarctica"

Definition 11: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression - [verb of communication]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This book deals with incest
  • The course covered all of Western Civilization
  • The new book treats the history of China

Synonyms for deal in the sense of this definition

(deal is a kind of ...) bring up a topic for discussion

(... is a kind of deal ) treat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character

(... is a kind of deal ) to consider or examine in speech or writing

"The author talks about the different aspects of this question" "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"

(deal has a similar meaning as ...) interact in a certain way

"Do right by her" "Treat him with caution, please" "Handle the press reporters gently"

(deal has a similar meaning as ...) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory

"This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds" "this should cover everyone in the group"

Definition 12: do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood - [verb of possession]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She deals in gold
  • The brothers sell shoes

Synonyms for deal in the sense of this definition

(deal is a kind of ...) conduct business

"transact with foreign governments"

(... is a kind of deal ) deal on the black market

(... is a kind of deal ) sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)

"The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"

(deal has a similar meaning as ...) sell

"deal hashish"

(... is a kind of deal ) sell or offer for sale from place to place

(... is a kind of deal ) deal in a market

(... is a kind of deal ) use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal

(deal has a similar meaning as ...) be sold at a certain price or in a certain way

"These books sell like hot cakes"

(deal belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Definition 13: administer or bestow, as in small portions - [verb of possession]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for deal in the sense of this definition

(deal is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of deal ) give out

"We were assigned new uniforms"

(... is a kind of deal ) allot again

"They were realloted additional farm land"

(... is a kind of deal ) distribute cards to the players in a game

"Who's dealing?"

(... is a kind of deal ) give or convey physically

"She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

Definition 14: distribute cards to the players in a game - [verb of possession]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Who's dealing?

(deal is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of deal ) deal cards wrongly

(deal has a similar meaning as ...) give (a specific card) to a player

"He dealt me the Queen of Spades"

(deal belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 15: give (a specific card) to a player - [verb of possession]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dealt me the Queen of Spades

(deal is a kind of ...) place into the hands or custody of

"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

(deal has a similar meaning as ...) distribute cards to the players in a game

"Who's dealing?"

(deal belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 16: give out as one's portion or share - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for deal in the sense of this definition

(deal is a kind of ...) give to several people

"The teacher handed out the exams"

(deal implies ...) come apart

"The two pieces that we had glued separated"

Definition 17: sell - [verb of possession]

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deal hashish

(deal has a similar meaning as ...) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

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

(deal belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for deal in the sense of this definition

(deal is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of deal ) manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

"after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks"

(... is a kind of deal ) try to manage without help

"The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died"

(... is a kind of deal ) be able to manage or manage successfully

"I can't hack it anymore" "she could not cut the long days in the office"

(... is a kind of deal ) manage one's existence barely

"I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary"

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You cannot conduct business like this

Synonyms for deal in the sense of this definition

(deal is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of deal ) carry on illegal business activities involving crime

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He deals fairly with his employees

(deal is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner

"She carried herself well" "he bore himself with dignity" "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How are we going to deal with this problem?
  • The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students

(deal is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Samples where deal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I can deal with this crew of workers
  • This blender can't handle nuts
  • She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

Synonyms for deal in the sense of this definition

(deal is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

(... is a kind of deal ) work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of

"administer a program" "she administers the funds"

(... is a kind of deal ) direct the course of; manage or control

"You cannot conduct business like this"

(... is a kind of deal ) be in charge of

(... is a kind of deal ) manage badly or incompetently

"The funds were mismanaged"

(... is a kind of deal ) deal with in a routine way

"I'll handle that one" "process a loan" "process the applicants"

(... is a kind of deal ) deal with simultaneously

"She had to juggle her job and her children"

(... is a kind of deal ) bring into common action, movement, or condition

"coordinate the painters, masons, and plumbers" "coordinate his actions with that of his colleagues" "coordinate our efforts"

(... is a kind of deal ) be in charge of or deal with

"She takes care of all the necessary arrangements"

(... is a kind of deal ) deal with or settle

"He disposed of these cases quickly"

(... is a kind of deal ) deal with (a problem or a subject)

"I still have not come to grips with the death of my parents"

(... is a kind of deal ) cause to operate or function

"This pilot works the controls" "Can you work an electric drill?"

(... is a kind of deal ) cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea

(... is a kind of deal ) deal with; usually used with a form of negation

"I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole" "The local Mafia won't touch gambling"

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