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English Dictionary: deal by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): deal, trade, business deal
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): bargain, deal
  3. (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"
    Synonym(s): 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
  4. a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
  5. wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
    Synonym(s): softwood, deal
  6. 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"
    Synonym(s): hand, deal
  7. the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement); "he got a good deal on his car"
  8. the act of distributing playing cards; "the deal was passed around the table clockwise"
  9. the act of apportioning or distributing something; "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address
  2. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
    Synonym(s): consider, take, deal, look at
  3. 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"
  4. come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
    Synonym(s): cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage
  5. 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"
    Synonym(s): distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out
  6. do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
    Synonym(s): deal, sell, trade
  7. 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"
    Synonym(s): manage, deal, care, handle
  8. behave in a certain way towards others; "He deals fairly with his employees"
  9. distribute cards to the players in a game; "Who's dealing?"
  10. direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this"
    Synonym(s): conduct, carry on, deal
  11. give out as one's portion or share
    Synonym(s): share, divvy up, portion out, apportion, deal
  12. give (a specific card) to a player; "He dealt me the Queen of Spades"
  13. sell; "deal hashish"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Deal \Deal\ (d[emac]l), n. [OE. del, deel, part, AS. d[aemac]l;
      akin to OS. d[emac]l, D. & Dan. deel, G. theil, teil, Icel.
      deild, Sw. del, Goth. dails. [root]65. Cf. 3d {Dole}.]
      1. 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.
                     Three tenth deals [parts of an ephah] of flour.
                                                                              --Num. xv. 9.
                     As an object of science it [the Celtic genius] may
                     count for a good deal . . . as a spiritual power.
                                                                              --M. Arnold.
                     She was resolved to be a good deal more circumspect.
                                                                              --W. Black.
      Note: It was formerly limited by some, every, never a, a
               thousand, etc.; as, some deal; but these are now
               obsolete or vulgar. In general, we now qualify the word
               with great or good, and often use it adverbially, by
               being understood; as, a great deal of time and pains; a
               great (or good) deal better or worse; that is, better
               by a great deal, or by a great part or difference.
      2. The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the
            portion disturbed.
                     The deal, the shuffle, and the cut.   --Swift.
      3. Distribution; apportionment. [Colloq.]
      4. An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination
            of interested parties; -- applied to stock speculations
            and political bargains. [Slang]
      5. [Prob. from D. deel a plank, threshing floor. See
            {Thill}.] 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.
      Note: Whole deal is a general term for planking one and one
               half inches thick.
      6. Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal.
      {Deal tree}, a fir tree. --Dr. Prior.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Deal \Deal\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dealt} (d[ecr]lt); p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Dealing}.] [OE. delen, AS. d[aemac]lan, fr. d[aemac]l
      share; akin to OS. d[emac]lian, D. deelen, G. theilen,
      teilen, Icel. deila, Sw. dela, Dan. dele, Goth. dailjan. See
      {Deal}, n.]
      1. To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in
            portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; --
            sometimes with out.
                     Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry? --Is.
                                                                              lviii. 7.
                     And Rome deals out her blessings and her gold.
                     The nightly mallet deals resounding blows. --Gay.
                     Hissing through the skies, the feathery deaths were
                     dealt.                                                --Dryden.
      2. Specifically: To distribute, as cards, to the players at
            the commencement of a game; as, to deal the cards; to deal
            one a jack.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Deal \Deal\, v. i.
      1. To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards
            to the players.
      2. 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.
                     They buy and sell, they deal and traffic. --South.
                     This is to drive to wholesale trade, when all other
                     petty merchants deal but for parcels. --Dr. H. More.
      3. To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to
            manage; to make arrangements; -- followed by between or
                     Sometimes he that deals between man and man, raiseth
                     his own credit with both, by pretending greater
                     interest than he hath in either.         --Bacon.
      4. To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or
            towards any one; to treat.
                     If he will deal clearly and impartially, . . . he
                     will acknowledge all this to be true. --Tillotson.
      5. To contend (with); to treat (with), by way of opposition,
            check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to
            deal with.
      {To deal by}, to treat, either well or ill; as, to deal well
            by servants. [bd]Such an one deals not fairly by his own
            mind.[b8] --Locke.
      {To deal in}.
            (a) To have to do with; to be engaged in; to practice; as,
                  they deal in political matters.
            (b) To buy and sell; to furnish, as a retailer or
                  wholesaler; as, they deal in fish.
      {To deal with}.
            (a) To treat in any manner; to use, whether well or ill;
                  to have to do with; specifically, to trade with.
                  [bd]Dealing with witches.[b8] --Shak.
            (b) To reprove solemnly; to expostulate with.
                           The deacons of his church, who, to use their own
                           phrase, [bd]dealt with him[b8] on the sin of
                           rejecting the aid which Providence so manifestly
                           held out.                                    --Hawthorne.
                           Return . . . and I will deal well with thee.
                                                                              --Gen. xxxii.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Deal, NJ (borough, FIPS 16660)
      Location: 40.24980 N, 73.99725 W
      Population (1990): 1179 (977 housing units)
      Area: 3.1 sq km (land), 0.2 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 07723
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