(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Made of deal.

- A plain deal table


1. a particular instance of buying or selling

- it was a package deal

- he's a master of the business deal

Similar word(s): trade

Definition categories: act, dealing, dealings, transaction

2. an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each

- he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

Similar word(s): bargain

Definition categories: communication, agreement, understanding

3. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

- a deal of trouble

Similar word(s): batch, flock, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, wad

Definition categories: quantity

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

Definition categories: substance, board, plank

5. wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)

Similar word(s): softwood

Definition categories: substance, wood

6. the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time

Similar word(s): hand

Definition categories: group, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

7. the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)

- he got a good deal on his car

Definition categories: event, outcome, result, resultant, termination

8. the act of distributing playing cards

- the deal was passed around the table clockwise

Definition categories: act, distribution

9. the act of apportioning or distributing something

- the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions

Definition categories: act, allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling

Sentences with deal as a noun:

- We gave three deals of grain in tribute to the king.

- I didn’t have a good deal all evening.

- I believe it's your deal.

- We need to finalise the deal with Henderson by midnight.

- He made a deal with the devil.

- "I've never killed anybody before. I don't see what's the big deal."

- Line spoken by character played by John Travolta in the movie Broken Arrow.What's the deal?

- The deal with four tines is called a pitchfork.


1. act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

- This book deals with incest

Similar word(s): address, cover, handle, plow, treat

Definition categories: communication, broach, initiate

2. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

Similar word(s): consider, take

Definition categories: cognition

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

Definition categories: social, act, move

4. succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available

Similar word(s): contend, cope, grapple, manage

Definition categories: social, act, move

5. administer or bestow, as in small portions

- deal a blow to someone

Similar word(s): administer, allot, dispense, distribute, lot

Definition categories: possession, give

6. do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

- She deals in gold

Similar word(s): trade, sell, trade

Definition categories: possession, transact

7. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

- I can deal with this crew of workers

Similar word(s): care, handle, manage

Definition categories: social, command, control

8. behave in a certain way towards others

- He deals fairly with his employees

Definition categories: social, acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport

9. distribute cards to the players in a game

- Who's dealing?

Definition categories: possession, administer, allot, deal, dispense, distribute, lot

10. direct the course of; manage or control

Similar word(s): conduct

Definition categories: social, care, deal, handle, manage

11. give out as one's portion or share

Similar word(s): apportion, share

Definition categories: possession, distribute

12. give (a specific card) to a player

- He dealt me the Queen of Spades

Definition categories: possession, give, hand, pass, reach

13. sell

- deal hashish

Definition categories: possession, deal, sell, trade

Sentences with deal as a verb:

- The fighting is over; now we deal out the spoils of victory.

- I was dealt four aces.

- The cards were shuffled and dealt by the croupier.

- The whole crowd waited for him to deal a real humdinger.

- This club takes a dim view of members who deal drugs.

- I can't deal with this.