the act of apportioning or distributing something; "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"
the act of distributing playing cards; "the deal was passed around the table clockwise"
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 deal,
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,
the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement); "he got a good deal on his car"
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,
wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir) Synonyms: softwood,
a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case" Synonyms: consider, take, look at,
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" Synonyms: cover, treat, handle, plow, address,
do business; offer for sale as for one''s livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes" Synonyms: sell, trade,
sell; "deal hashish"
distribute cards to the players in a game; "Who''s dealing?"
give (a specific card) to a player; "He dealt me the Queen of Spades"
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"
behave in a certain way towards others; "He deals fairly with his employees"
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,
direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this" Synonyms: conduct, carry on,