deal

"Let's make a deal," a friend might say to you. That means he wants to make an agreement on something. If you pay for the gas, for example, he'll pay for the food. What a deal!

Ready to deal with all the meanings of the word deal?! You can deal a deck of cards. You can make a business deal. You can strike a deal. You can try to deal with an unfortunate situation. You can score a deal in the bargain basement. Deal comes from the Old English dǣlan, meaning "divide" and "participate."

Definitions of deal
  1. verb
    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    “I can deal with this crew of workers”
    synonyms: care, handle, manage
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    administer, administrate
    work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of
    organise, organize
    cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
    work
    cause to operate or function
    come to grips, get to grips
    deal with (a problem or a subject)
    dispose of
    deal with or settle
    mind, take care
    be in charge of or deal with
    coordinate
    bring into common action, movement, or condition
    juggle
    deal with simultaneously
    process
    deal with in a routine way
    misconduct, mishandle, mismanage
    manage badly or incompetently
    direct
    be in charge of
    carry on, conduct
    direct the course of; manage or control
    touch
    deal with; usually used with a form of negation
    curate
    organize and oversee items in a collection or exhibit
    finesse
    plan, manage, or direct with subtle and skillful maneuvering
    arrange, order, put, set up
    arrange thoughts, ideas, or temporal events
    give, have, hold, make, throw
    organize or be responsible for
    rationalise, rationalize
    structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
    pontificate
    administer a pontifical office
    territorialise, territorialize
    organize as a territory
    reorganise, reorganize, shake up
    organize anew
    collectivise, collectivize
    bring under collective control; of farms and industrial enterprises
    tend
    manage or run
    guide, steer
    be a guiding or motivating force or drive
    head, lead
    be in charge of
    manage, oversee, superintend, supervise
    watch and direct
    operate, run
    direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    racketeer
    carry on illegal business activities involving crime
    administer
    direct the taking of
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    command, control
    exercise authoritative control or power over
  2. verb
    direct the course of; manage or control
    synonyms: carry on, conduct
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    racketeer
    carry on illegal business activities involving crime
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    care, handle, manage
    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  3. 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”
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    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  4. verb
    behave in a certain way towards others
    “He deals fairly with his employees”
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    acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport
    behave in a certain manner
  5. verb
    act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    synonyms: address, cover, handle, plow, treat
    do by, handle, treat
    interact in a certain way
    comprehend, cover, embrace, encompass
    include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
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    theologise, theologize
    treat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character
    discourse, discuss, talk about
    consider or examine in speech or writing
    descant
    talk at great length about something of one's interest
    talk shop
    discuss matters that are related to work
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    broach, initiate, moot
    bring up a topic for discussion
  6. verb
    take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
    synonyms: consider, look at, take
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    contemplate
    consider as a possibility
    dally, play, trifle
    consider not very seriously
    abstract
    consider apart from a particular case or instance
    warm to
    become excited about
    entertain, flirt with, think about, think of, toy with
    take into consideration, have in view
    type of:
    think about
    have on one's mind, think about actively
  7. verb
    come to terms with
    synonyms: contend, cope, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage
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    extemporize, improvise
    manage in a makeshift way; make do with whatever is at hand
    fend
    try to manage without help
    cut, hack
    be able to manage or manage successfully
    rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by
    manage one's existence barely
    cope with, match, meet
    satisfy or fulfill
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    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  8. noun
    an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    “he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals
    synonyms: bargain
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    agreement, understanding
    the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
  9. noun
    the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)
    “he got a good deal on his car”
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    fair deal, square deal
    fair treatment
    raw deal
    unfair treatment
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    final result, outcome, result, resultant, termination
    something that results
  10. verb
    distribute cards to the players in a game
    “Who's dealing?”
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    misdeal
    deal cards wrongly
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    administer, allot, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out
    administer or bestow, as in small portions
  11. verb
    administer or bestow, as in small portions
    deal a blow to someone”
    synonyms: administer, allot, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out
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    allot, assign, portion
    give out
    reallot
    allot again
    apply, give
    give or convey physically
    allow, appropriate, earmark, reserve, set aside
    give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
    allocate, apportion
    distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
    misdeal
    deal cards wrongly
    tread
    apply (the tread) to a tire
    administer
    perform (a church sacrament) ritually
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    give
    transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
  12. verb
    give (a specific card) to a player
    “He dealt me the Queen of Spades”
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    give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over
    place into the hands or custody of
  13. verb
    give out as one's portion or share
    synonyms: apportion, divvy up, portion out, share
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    distribute, give out, hand out, pass out
    give to several people
  14. noun
    the act of apportioning or distributing something
    “the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions”
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    new deal
    a reapportioning of something
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    allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling
    the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
  15. noun
    the act of distributing playing cards
    “the deal was passed around the table clockwise”
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    misdeal
    an incorrect deal
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    distribution
    the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
  16. noun
    the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
    synonyms: hand
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    bridge hand
    the cards held in a game of bridge
    poker hand
    the 5 cards held in a game of poker
    chicane
    a bridge hand that is void of trumps
    royal flush
    a poker hand with the ace, king, queen, jack, and 10 all in the same suit
    straight flush
    a poker hand with consecutive cards in the same suit
    full house
    a poker hand with 3 of a kind and a pair
    flush
    a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit
    straight
    a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)
    pair
    a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value
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    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
  17. verb
    do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    “She deals in gold”
    synonyms: sell, trade
    sell
    be sold at a certain price or in a certain way
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    push
    sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)
    black marketeer
    deal on the black market
    pyramid
    use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal
    market
    deal in a market
    hawk, huckster, monger, peddle, pitch, vend
    sell or offer for sale from place to place
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    transact
    conduct business
  18. verb
    sell
    Synonyms:
    sell, trade
    do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
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    sell, trade
    do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
  19. noun
    a particular instance of buying or selling
    “it was a package deal
    synonyms: business deal, trade
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    arms deal
    a deal to provide military arms
    penny ante
    a business deal on a trivial scale
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    dealing, dealings, transaction
    the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
  20. noun
    (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    “a deal of trouble”
    synonyms: batch, 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
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    barrage, deluge, flood, flurry, inundation, torrent
    an overwhelming number or amount
    haymow
    a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
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    large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
  21. noun
    wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
    synonyms: softwood
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    pulpwood
    softwood used to make paper
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    wood
    the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  22. noun
    a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
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    board, plank
    a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
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