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Meaning of deal

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  deal
      n 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" [syn: {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" [syn: {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" [syn:
         {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)
         [syn: {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" [syn: {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"
      v 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" [syn: {cover}, {treat}, {handle}, {plow}, {deal},
           {address}]
      2: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the
         case of China"; "Consider the following case" [syn:
         {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" [syn:
         {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" [syn:
         {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" [syn: {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" [syn:
         {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" [syn: {conduct}, {carry on}, {deal}]
      11: give out as one's portion or share [syn: {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"


WordNet ® Princeton University. http://wordnet.princeton.edu

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