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  1. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: trade, business

  2. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: bargain

  3. [noun] (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"; "it must have cost plenty"
    Synonyms: batch, flock, good great hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew

  4. [noun] a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)

  5. [noun] wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
    Synonyms: softwood

  6. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: hand

  7. [noun] the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement); "he got a good deal on his car"

  8. [noun] the act of distributing playing cards; "the deal was passed around the table clockwise"

  9. [noun] the act of apportioning or distributing something; "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"

  10. [verb] deal with 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"
    Synonyms: cover, treat, handle, plow, address

  11. [verb] 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"

  12. [verb] take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
    Synonyms: consider, take, look at

  13. [verb] come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
    Synonyms: cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, manage

  14. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: distribute, administer, mete out, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, out, dish out, allot, dole out

  15. [verb] do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
    Synonyms: sell, trade

  16. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: manage, care, handle

  17. [verb] behave in a certain way towards others; "He deals fairly with his employees"

  18. [verb] distribute to the players in a game; "Who's dealing?"

  19. [verb] direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this"
    Synonyms: conduct, carry on

  20. [verb] give out as one's portion or share
    Synonyms: share, divvy up, portion out, apportion

  21. [verb] give (a specific card) to a player; "He dealt me the Queen of Spades"

  22. [verb] sell; "deal hashish"

  23. [adjective] made of fir or pine; "a plain deal table"


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