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Deal

Usage statistics for the verb deal:

spoken English50.45%written English49.55% conversational speech13.38%task-oriented speech86.62% imaginative writing28.46%informational writing71.54%
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Definition of the noun deal

What does deal mean as a name of something?

Deal is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: deals

  1. a particular instance of buying or selling
    • examples: it was a package deal | he's a master of the business deal
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of deal: business deal / trade
    • more generic words: dealing / dealings / transaction = the act of transacting within or between groups
    • more specific terms:
  2. an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    • example: he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of deal: bargain
    • more generic words: agreement / understanding = the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
  3. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  4. a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic words: board / plank = a stout length of sawn timber
  5. wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of deal: softwood
    • more generic word: wood = the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
    • more specific word: pulpwood = softwood used to make paper
  6. the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
  7. the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)
  8. the act of distributing playing cards
    • example: the deal was passed around the table clockwise
    • domain: card game / cards
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: distribution = the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
    • more specific word: misdeal = an incorrect deal
    • part of: card game / cards = a game played with playing cards
  9. the act of apportioning or distributing something

Alternative definition of the noun deal

noun

  1. [obsolete] A division, a portion, a share.
  2. [context: often followed by of] An indefinite quantity or amount; a lot (now usually qualified by [term, great] or [term, good]).
  3. [archaic in general sense] An act of dealing or sharing.
  4. The distribution of cards to players; a player's turn for this.
  5. A particular instance of buying or selling, a transaction
  6. Specifically, a transaction offered which is financially beneficial; a bargain.
  7. An agreement between parties; an arrangement
  8. [informal] A situation, occasion, or event.
  9. [informal] A thing, an unspecified or unidentified object.
  10. [uncountable] Wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
  11. [countable] A plank of softwood (fir or pine board)

    Definition of the adjective deal

    What does deal mean as an attribute of a noun?

    adjective - degrees: dealer |

    1. Made of deal.

    Definition of the verb deal

    What does deal mean as a doing word?

    Deal is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

    verb - inflections:

    simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
    dealtdealtdealingdeals

    1. act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    2. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
    3. take action with respect to (someone or something)
      • examples: How are we going to deal with this problem? | The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students
      • syntax:
        Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
        [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] with [Theme, subject control with -ing]He managed with dealing the cards
      • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
      • more generic words: act / move = perform an action, or work out or perform
    4. succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available
    5. administer or bestow, as in small portions
    6. do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    7. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    8. behave in a certain way towards others
    9. distribute cards to the players in a game
    10. direct the course of; manage or control
      • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
      • synonyms of deal: carry on / conduct
      • more generic words: care / handle / manage = be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
      • more specific word: racketeer = carry on illegal business activities involving crime
    11. give out as one's portion or share
    12. give (a specific card) to a player
    13. sell

    Film

    "Deal" is a 2008 poker crime drama film starring film actor Burt Reynolds, with Bret Harrison, and Shannon Elizabeth. It tells the story of a former poker player who tutors a younger player. The film's climax is a fictional World Poker Tour championship.

    Person

    Who is Deal?

    Deal a.k.a. Ryan Deal is an actor.

    Phrases with Deal

    Phrases starting with the word Deal:

    1. deal out
    2. deal with
    3. Deal Breaker

    Phrases ending with the word Deal:

    1. big deal
    2. new deal
    3. raw deal
    4. arms deal
    5. Done Deal
    6. fair deal
    7. good deal
    8. Real Deal
    9. Self-Deal
    10. great deal
    11. a good deal
    12. Double Deal
    13. Double-Deal
    14. square deal
    15. a great deal
    16. Holding Deal
    17. Package Deal

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    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Deal

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    Google previewMechanical Engineering (1915)

    Deal means a bargain or understanding. Could we have a better watch word“! A right bargain. Remember this: A square deal means a true understanding. There are no mistakes in the engineering profession; it is the only profession that does ...

    Google previewThe Home Front Encyclopedia (2007)

    United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars I and II by James Ciment, Thaddeus Russell

    The New Deal also made it more acceptable for governments to run deficits during economic downturns. As such, the New Deal provided a basis for creating a strong governmental role in planning and resource allocation decisions during ...

    Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Great Depression, 1929-1940 (2001)

    by James Stuart Olson

    SECOND NEW DEAL tivity by Congress and the Roosevelt administration in the summer of 1935. On May 27, 1935, with Congress about to adjourn, the Supreme Court had handed down the Schechter* decision, invalidating the National ...

    Google previewDictionary of International Trade Law (2012)

    by Raj Bhala

    See UPDATE 1 — Ecuador Threatens Doha Deal Over Banana Dispute, REUTERS, 26 November 2008, posted at www.reuters.com. 322 See Joshua Chaffin, “Banana Wars” Pact Between EU and Latin America Nears Fruition, ...

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    Usage statistics about deal

    The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

    Usage statistics for the verb deal:

    spoken English50.45%written English49.55% conversational speech13.38%task-oriented speech86.62% imaginative writing28.46%informational writing71.54%

    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun deal:

    stackheapbatchflockbargainmesspilepotmassmountainsightdealtradelothand

    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb deal:

    tradedistributeconductcopehandleaddresscaresharetreatmanagedealcoversellconsidertake

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    Quotes about Deal

    The world is divided into two kinds of people, those who spend a great deal of time saving money, and those who spend a great deal of money saving time. (Peter Cochrane)
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    Scrabble value of D2E1A1L1

    The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

    Anagrams of DEAL

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