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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


  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

    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


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    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 previewThe New Southern Gentleman (2002)

    by Jim Booth

    "Daniel Randolph Deal is a Southern aristocrat, having the required bloodline, but little of the nobility.

    Google previewFrance's New Deal (2012)

    From the Thirties to the Postwar Era by Philip Nord

    France's New Deal is an in-depth and important look at the remaking of the French state after World War II, a time when the nation was endowed with brand-new institutions for managing its economy and culture.

    Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

    Volume 3: History by Charles Reagan Wilson

    Deal. Agencies. Whether perched in Washington, D.C., office buildings or in less swank headquarters located in every southern capitol city, New Dealers approached the South as the nation's most devastated region in the Great Depression.

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

    by Greg N. Gregoriou

    Deal. Flow. Daniel. Schmidt. Center of Private Equity Research CEPRES GmbH Munich, Germany The term “deal flow,” used by venture capitalists, refers to the number of potential investments that are offered to a fund in a given period of time.

    Google previewA Dictionary of Architecture (1854)

    Historical, Descriptive, Topographical, Decorative, Theoretical and Mechanical ... by Robert Stuart (c.e.)

    Prepare and lay lj-inch yellow deal wrought straight joint floor, with borders to slabs, to the front rooms and entrance on the ground floor of the keeper's house. l' repare and fix three-quarter inch deal square skirting, 8% inches high, all round ...

    Google previewIndia Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic [2 volumes] (2011)

    An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic by Arnold P. Kaminsky, Roger D. Long Ph.D.

    NUCLEAR DEAL available to international subscribers in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and other countries, and it has exclusive marketing and distribution rights in India for such international publications as ...

    Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York City (2010)

    Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood

    Deal. to. the. Twenty-first. Century. The Great Depression hit the architecture profession deeply. A few large projects already under way were completed, such as the Daily News Building (1930, Howells and Hood) and the McGraw–Hill ...

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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:


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


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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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