Monday, April 15, 2013

Deal: Definition: Noun



For the verb: "to deal"
Simple Past:dealt
Past Participle:dealt

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

deal /diːl/vb (dealsdealingdealt /dɛlt/)
  1. (intransitivefollowed by into engage (in) commerciallyto deal in upholstery
  2. (often followed by outto apportion (something, such as cards) to a number of people; distribute
  3. (transitiveto give (a blow) to (someone); inflict
  4. (intransitiveslang to sell any illegal drug
  1. informal a bargain, transaction, or agreement
  2. a particular type of treatment received, esp as the result of an agreementa fair deal
  3. an indefinite amount, extent, or degree (esp in the phrases good orgreat deal)
  4. the process of distributing the cards
  5. a player's turn to do this
  6. a single round in a card game
  7. See big deal
  8. cut a deal ⇒ informal chiefly us to come to an arrangement; make a deal
    See also deal with
  9. the real deal ⇒ informal a person or thing seen as being authentic and not inferior in any way
Etymology: Old English dǣlan, from dǣl a part; compare Old High German teil a part, Old Norse deild a share
deal /diːl/n
  1. a plank of softwood timber, such as fir or pine, or such planks collectively
  2. the sawn wood of various coniferous trees, such as that from the Scots pine (red deal) or from the Norway Spruce (white deal)
  1. of fir or pine
Etymology: 14th Century: from Middle Low German dele plank; see thill

Deal /diːl/n
  1. a town in SE England, in Kent, on the English Channel: two 16th-century castles: tourism, light industries. Pop: 96 670 (2003 est)

In this case we are talking about Definition number 1. under "Noun"

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