deal meaning

[ di:l ] Pronunciation:   "deal" in a sentence
  • Verb: deal (dealt)  deel
    1. Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
      "This book deals with incest"
    Noun: deal  deel
    1. A particular instance of buying or selling
      "it was a package deal"; "he's a master of the business deal"
      - trade, business deal 
    2. An agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
      "he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals"
      - bargain 
    3. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
      "a deal of trouble"
      - batch, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle [archaic], mint, mountain, muckle, passel [US], 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)
      - softwood 
    6. The cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
      - hand 
    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"

    Derived forms: dealing, dealt, deals

    See also: dealer, dealing, dealings, trade

    Type of: accumulation, acquit, act, aggregation, agreement, allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assemblage, assignation, bear, behave, board, broach, carry, collection, command, comport, conduct, control, dealing, dealings, deport, distribute, distribution, final result, give, give out, hand, hand out, initiate, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, move, outcome, parceling [US], parcelling, pass, pass on, pass out, plank, reach, result, resultant, termination, think about, transact, transaction, turn over, understanding, wood

    Part of: card game, cards

    Encyclopedia: Deal, England Deal Deal, Kent Deal, nj Deal, New Jersey Deal, NJ

  • [Architecture]
    1. (US)

    Pine or fir lumber cut to a specified size, usually at least 3 in. (76 mm) thick and 9 in. (229 mm) wide.

    2. (Brit.)

    Square-sawn softwood lumber, 17/8 in. (47.6 mm) to 4 in. (101.6 mm) thick and 9 in. (228.6 mm) to under 11 in. (279.4 mm) wide.

  • [Business]
    noun, verb



    (Commerce )

    1 [C]

    a formal business agreement, especially an agreement to buy or sell goods or provide a service:

    The board of directors have approved the deal.

    The two companies signed a deal worth $1.7 billion.

    The deal fell through (= no agreement was reached).

    The board reached a deal with a large Chinese conglomerate.

    We did a deal with the management on overtime.

    They were hoping for a better pay deal.

    ◆ (only used in spoken English) It's a deal! (= I agree to your terms)

    After lengthy negotiations, a deal was struck.

    He's always doing deals.

    The deal is off.

    We firmly believe this is a great deal for our shareholders. See note at AGREEMENT

    ❖ to agree/make/reach/sign a deal

    ◆ to clinch/close/conclude/strike a deal

    ◆ to block/call off/oppose/reject a deal

    ◆ a bad/big/good/large/lucrative deal

    ◆ a deal falls through/goes ahead/goes through


    a reduction in the price of a product, usually for a short period of time only:

    The airline is offering deals on flights this month.

    I got a good deal on the car (= I bought it cheaply).

    The website gives advice on how to get the best deal.

    Most people can't be bothered to shop around for the best deal.

    ❖ to get/offer a deal

    ◆ an excellent/a good deal

    CUT verb, DONE

    verb (dealt, dealt //)


    deal sb/sth a (serious, severe, etc.) blow; deal a (serious, severe, etc.) blow to sb/sth

    to be very harmful to sb/sth:

    The oil spill has dealt a severe blow to the area's fishing industry.

    The job market was dealt another blow when two large companies cut 4 000 jobs.


    deal in sth (Commerce ; Finance )

    to buy or sell a particular product; to trade:

    The company deals in computer software.

    a trader dealing in futures and options

    a local business that deals in stationery

    deal with sb

    to talk or behave in an appropriate way according to who you are talking to, managing, etc:

    You need to be good at dealing with the public.

    She is used to dealing with all kinds of people in her job.

    deal with sb/sth

    to do business regularly with a person, a company or an organization:

    I usually deal with the sales manager.

    We want our customers to know they're dealing with the same firm.

    The big banks have special units to deal with companies in financial difficulties.

    We thought that customers with online accounts only wanted to deal with us electronically.

    deal with sth


    to take action to solve a problem, carry out a task, etc., especially as part of your job:

    I have to deal with 300 emails a day.

    Your order was dealt with yesterday.

    Leadership is all about dealing with change.


    to be concerned with a particular subject:

    This report deals with our sales prospects for the coming year.


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  1. so we'll be seeing a good deal of you.
  2. he butted in and loused up the deal.
  3. we have a heavy correspondence to deal with.
  4. this deal occurred in a pairs event.
  5. a great deal of the talk was about oil.

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