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NOUN (9)

1. a particular instance of buying or selling;
- Example: "it was a package deal"
- Example: "I had no further trade with him"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "he made a bargain with the devil"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "a batch of letters"
- Example: "a deal of trouble"
- Example: "a lot of money"
- Example: "he made a mint on the stock market"
- Example: "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
- Example: "it must have cost plenty"
- Example: "a slew of journalists"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"
- Example: "he kept trying to see my hand"
[syn: hand, deal]

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

8. the act of distributing playing cards;
- Example: "the deal was passed around the table clockwise"

9. the act of apportioning or distributing something;
- Example: "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"


VERB (13)

1. act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression;
- Example: "This book deals with incest"
- Example: "The course covered all of Western Civilization"
- Example: "The new book treats the history of China"
[syn: cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address]

2. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes;
- Example: "Take the case of China"
- Example: "Consider the following case"
[syn: consider, take, deal, look at]

3. take action with respect to (someone or something);
- Example: "How are we going to deal with this problem?"
- Example: "The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students"

4. come to terms with;
- Example: "We got by on just a gallon of gas"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "administer critical remarks to everyone present"
- Example: "dole out some money"
- Example: "shell out pocket money for the children"
- Example: "deal a blow to someone"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "She deals in gold"
- Example: "The brothers sell shoes"
[syn: deal, sell, trade]

7. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of;
- Example: "I can deal with this crew of workers"
- Example: "This blender can't handle nuts"
- Example: "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
[syn: manage, deal, care, handle]

8. behave in a certain way towards others;
- Example: "He deals fairly with his employees"

9. distribute cards to the players in a game;
- Example: "Who's dealing?"

10. direct the course of; manage or control;
- Example: "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;
- Example: "He dealt me the Queen of Spades"

13. sell;
- Example: "deal hashish"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deal \Deal\ (d[=e]l), n. [OE. del, deel, part, AS. d[=ae]l; akin to OS. d[=e]l, D. & Dan. deel, G. theil, teil, Icel. deild, Sw. del, Goth. dails. [root]65. Cf. 3d Dole.] 1. A part or portion; a share; hence, an indefinite quantity, degree, or extent, degree, or extent; as, a deal of time and trouble; a deal of cold. [1913 Webster] Three tenth deals [parts of an ephah] of flour. --Num. xv. 9. [1913 Webster] As an object of science it [the Celtic genius] may count for a good deal . . . as a spiritual power. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] She was resolved to be a good deal more circumspect. --W. Black. [1913 Webster] Note: It was formerly limited by some, every, never a, a thousand, etc.; as, some deal; but these are now obsolete or vulgar. In general, we now qualify the word with great or good, and often use it adverbially, by being understood; as, a great deal of time and pains; a great (or good) deal better or worse; that is, better by a great deal, or by a great part or difference. [1913 Webster] 2. The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the portion disturbed. [1913 Webster] The deal, the shuffle, and the cut. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. Distribution; apportionment. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 4. An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; -- applied to stock speculations and political bargains. [Slang] [1913 Webster] 5. [Prob. from D. deel a plank, threshing floor. See Thill.] The division of a piece of timber made by sawing; a board or plank; particularly, a board or plank of fir or pine above seven inches in width, and exceeding six feet in length. If narrower than this, it is called a batten; if shorter, a deal end. [1913 Webster] Note: Whole deal is a general term for planking one and one half inches thick. [1913 Webster] 6. Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal. [1913 Webster] Deal tree, a fir tree. --Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deal \Deal\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dealt (d[e^]lt); p. pr. & vb. n. Dealing.] [OE. delen, AS. d[=ae]lan, fr. d[=ae]l share; akin to OS. d[=e]lian, D. deelen, G. theilen, teilen, Icel. deila, Sw. dela, Dan. dele, Goth. dailjan. See Deal, n.] 1. To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; -- sometimes with out. [1913 Webster] Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry? --Is. lviii. 7. [1913 Webster] And Rome deals out her blessings and her gold. --Tickell. [1913 Webster] The nightly mallet deals resounding blows. --Gay. [1913 Webster] Hissing through the skies, the feathery deaths were dealt. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: To distribute, as cards, to the players at the commencement of a game; as, to deal the cards; to deal one a jack. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deal \Deal\, v. i. 1. To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards to the players. [1913 Webster] 2. To do a distributing or retailing business, as distinguished from that of a manufacturer or producer; to traffic; to trade; to do business; as, he deals in flour. [1913 Webster] They buy and sell, they deal and traffic. --South. [1913 Webster] This is to drive to wholesale trade, when all other petty merchants deal but for parcels. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] 3. To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to manage; to make arrangements; -- followed by between or with. [1913 Webster] Sometimes he that deals between man and man, raiseth his own credit with both, by pretending greater interest than he hath in either. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 4. To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or towards any one; to treat. [1913 Webster] If he will deal clearly and impartially, . . . he will acknowledge all this to be true. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 5. To contend (with); to treat (with), by way of opposition, check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to deal with. [1913 Webster] To deal by, to treat, either well or ill; as, to deal well by servants. "Such an one deals not fairly by his own mind." --Locke. To deal in. (a) To have to do with; to be engaged in; to practice; as, they deal in political matters. (b) To buy and sell; to furnish, as a retailer or wholesaler; as, they deal in fish. To deal with. (a) To treat in any manner; to use, whether well or ill; to have to do with; specifically, to trade with. "Dealing with witches." --Shak. (b) To reprove solemnly; to expostulate with. [1913 Webster] The deacons of his church, who, to use their own phrase, "dealt with him" on the sin of rejecting the aid which Providence so manifestly held out. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] Return . . . and I will deal well with thee. --Gen. xxxii. 9. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

413 Moby Thesaurus words for "deal": Byzantine intrigues, abatement of differences, accommodation, accord, act, act on, adjustment, administer, affair, afford, agreement, align, allocate, allot, allotment, allow, allowance, amount, apportion, arrangement, array, attempt, attend to, award, backstairs influence, bang, bargain, barter, bash, bat, batch, beam, behave, belt, bestow, bestow on, biff, big end, bigger half, billet, binding agreement, bit, bite, blind bargain, board, boarding, bond, bonk, budget, bunch, business, business deal, buy and sell, cartel, change, chunk, clap, clapboard, clip, clobber, clout, clump, clutch, coat, coating, coldcock, collective agreement, collocate, collop, commercial transaction, commission, commitment, communicate, compact, compose, composition, compromise, concession, confer, connections, considerable, consortium, contingent, contract, convention, cop-out, cord, cordwood, count, covenant, covenant of salt, covering, crack, cut, dash, deal a blow, deal out, deal with, deals, deck, deliver, desertion of principle, destiny, dicker, disburse, dish out, disk, dispense, disperse, dispose, distribute, divide, dividend, divvy, do business, dole, dole out, donate, dose, driftwood, effort, employment contract, end, engage in, engagement, enterprise, equal share, evasion of responsibility, exchange, extend, extent, fate, fetch, fetch a blow, feuille, film, firewood, fix, flap, foil, fold, fork out, formal agreement, games, gift, gift with, give, give freely, give in exchange, give out, give-and-take, giving way, gob, gobs, good deal, grant, grapple with, great deal, group, half, halver, hand out, handle, hard bargain, hardwood, heap, heaps, help to, helping, hit, hit a clip, horse trade, horse-trade, hunk, impart, inflict, influence peddling, interchange, interest, intrigues, ironclad agreement, issue, jab, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, large amount, lashings, lath, lathing, lathwork, lavish, leaf, legal agreement, legal contract, let have, let have it, line, line up, loads, lobbying, lobbyism, log, lot, lots, lumber, marshal, measure, measure out, meed, membrane, mess, mete, mete out, mint, modicum, moiety, mutual agreement, mutual concession, negotiation, number, obligation, offer, oodles, operation, pack, package deal, pact, paction, pane, panel, panelboard, paneling, panelwork, parcel, parcel out, part, partake, participate, partition, pass around, paste, patina, pay out, peck, peel, pellicle, percentage, piece, pile, piles, place, plait, plan, plank, planking, plate, plating, ploys, plunk, ply, plyboard, plywood, poke, pole, portion, portion out, post, pot, pour, present, proffer, program, project, promise, proportion, proposition, protocol, punch, puncheon, quantity, quantum, quite a little, quota, raft, rafts, rain, rake-off, rally, range, rasher, ration, reckon with, regiment, render, ropes, safety glass, scads, schemes, scum, see to, segment, serve, set out, settlement, shake, share, sheathing, sheathing board, sheet, sheeting, shell out, shingle, shower, sideboard, siding, sight, skin, slab, slam, slat, slew, slews, slice, slip, slog, slug, smack, small amount, small share, smite, snap, snow, soak, sock, softwood, space, spate, splat, spoon out, stack, stacks, stake, stave, stick, stick of wood, stipulation, stock, stovewood, strike, strike at, strings, sum, surrender, swap, swap horses, swat, swipe, switch, table, tablet, take care of, take in exchange, task, tender, three-by-four, thump, thwack, tidy sum, timber, timbering, timberwork, trade, trade in, trade off, trade sight unseen, trade-in, traffic, transaction, treat, truck, turn, two-by-four, understanding, undertaking, union contract, valid contract, veneer, venture, vouchsafe, wad, wads, wafer, wage contract, wallop, weatherboard, whack, wham, whole slew, whop, wire-pulling, wires, wood, work, yerk, yield, yielding
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Deal, NJ -- U.S. borough in New Jersey Population (2000): 1070 Housing Units (2000): 953 Land area (2000): 1.215150 sq. miles (3.147225 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.079126 sq. miles (0.204935 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.294276 sq. miles (3.352160 sq. km) FIPS code: 16660 Located within: New Jersey (NJ), FIPS 34 Location: 40.247866 N, 73.997328 W ZIP Codes (1990): 07723 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Deal, NJ Deal