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English noun: deal

1. deal (act) a particular instance of buying or selling


SamplesIt was a package deal.
I had no further trade with him.
He's a master of the business deal.


Synonymsbusiness deal, trade


Broader (hypernym)dealing, dealings, transaction


Narrower (hyponym)arms deal, penny ante

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


SamplesHe made a bargain with the devil.
He rose to prominence through a series of shady deals.


Synonymsbargain


Broader (hypernym)agreement, understanding

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


SamplesA 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.


Synonymsbatch, 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


Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)deluge, flood, haymow, inundation, torrent

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


Broader (hypernym)board, plank

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


Synonymssoftwood


Broader (hypernym)wood


Narrower (hyponym)pulpwood

6. deal (group) the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time


SamplesI didn't hold a good hand all evening.
He kept trying to see my hand.


Synonymshand


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Narrower (hyponym)bridge hand, poker hand


Part holonymlong suit

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


SamplesHe got a good deal on his car.


Broader (hypernym)final result, outcome, result, resultant, termination


Narrower (hyponym)fair deal, raw deal, square deal

8. deal (act) the act of distributing playing cards


SamplesThe deal was passed around the table clockwise.


Broader (hypernym)distribution


Narrower (hyponym)misdeal


Part meronymcard game, cards


Domain categorycard game, cards

9. deal (act) the act of apportioning or distributing something


SamplesThe captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions.


Broader (hypernym)allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling


Narrower (hyponym)new deal


English verb: deal

1. deal (communication) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression


SamplesThis book deals with incest.
The course covered all of Western Civilization.
The new book treats the history of China.


Synonymsaddress, cover, handle, plow, treat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)broach, initiate


Narrower (hyponym)discourse, discuss, talk about, theologise, theologize


Verb groupcomprehend, cover, do by, embrace, encompass, handle, treat

2. deal (cognition) take into consideration for exemplifying purposes


SamplesTake the case of China.
Consider the following case.


Synonymsconsider, look at, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)think about


Narrower (hyponym)abstract, contemplate, dally, play, trifle, warm to

3. deal (social) take action with respect to (someone or something)


SamplesHow are we going to deal with this problem?.
The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)act, move

4. deal (social) come to terms with


SamplesWe got by on just a gallon of gas.
They made do on half a loaf of bread every day.


Synonymscontend, cope, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)cope with, cut, extemporize, fend, hack, improvise, match, meet, rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by

5. deal (possession) administer or bestow, as in small portions


SamplesAdminister 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.


Synonymsadminister, allot, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)allot, apply, assign, deal, give, portion, reallot

6. deal (possession) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood


SamplesShe deals in gold.
The brothers sell shoes.


Synonymssell, trade


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)transact


Narrower (hyponym)black marketeer, deal, hawk, huckster, market, monger, peddle, pitch, push, pyramid, vend


Verb groupdeal, sell


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

7. deal (social) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of


SamplesI can deal with this crew of workers.
This blender can't handle nuts.
She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old.


Synonymscare, handle, manage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)command, control


Narrower (hyponym)administer, administrate, carry on, come to grips, conduct, coordinate, deal, direct, dispose of, get to grips, juggle, mind, misconduct, mishandle, mismanage, organise, organize, process, take care, touch, work

8. deal (social) behave in a certain way towards others


SamplesHe deals fairly with his employees.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport

9. deal (possession) distribute cards to the players in a game


SamplesWho's dealing?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)administer, allot, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out


Narrower (hyponym)misdeal


Verb groupdeal


Domain categorycard game, cards

10. deal (social) direct the course of; manage or control


SamplesYou cannot conduct business like this.


Synonymscarry on, conduct


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)care, deal, handle, manage


Narrower (hyponym)racketeer

11. deal (possession) give out as one's portion or share


Synonymsapportion, divvy up, portion out, share


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)distribute, give out, hand out, pass out


Entaildivide, part, separate

12. deal (possession) give (a specific card) to a player


SamplesHe dealt me the Queen of Spades.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over


Verb groupdeal


Domain categorycard game, cards

13. deal (possession) sell


SamplesDeal hashish.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deal, sell, trade


Verb groupdeal, sell, trade


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism









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