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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deal  \Deal\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  make  distribution;  to  share  out  in  portions,  as  cards 
  to  the  players. 
 
  2.  To  do  a  distributing  or  retailing  business,  as 
  distinguished  from  that  of  a  manufacturer  or  producer;  to 
  traffic;  to  trade  to  do  business;  as  he  deals  in  flour. 
 
  They  buy  and  sell  they  deal  and  traffic.  --South. 
 
  This  is  to  drive  to  wholesale  trade  when  all  other 
  petty  merchants  deal  but  for  parcels.  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  3.  To  act  as  an  intermediary  in  business  or  any  affairs;  to 
  manage;  to  make  arrangements;  --  followed  by  between  or 
  with 
 
  Sometimes  he  that  deals  between  man  and  man,  raiseth 
  his  own  credit  with  both  by  pretending  greater 
  interest  than  he  hath  in  either  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  To  conduct  one's  self  to  behave  or  act  in  any  affair  or 
  towards  any  one  to  treat. 
 
  If  he  will  deal  clearly  and  impartially,  .  .  .  he 
  will  acknowledge  all  this  to  be  true.  --Tillotson. 
 
  5.  To  contend  (with);  to  treat  (with),  by  way  of  opposition, 
  check,  or  correction;  as  he  has  turbulent  passions  to 
  deal  with 
 
  {To  deal  by},  to  treat,  either  well  or  ill;  as  to  deal  well 
  by  servants.  ``Such  an  one  deals  not  fairly  by  his  own 
  mind.''  --Locke. 
 
  {To  deal  in}. 
  a  To  have  to  do  with  to  be  engaged  in  to  practice;  as 
  they  deal  in  political  matters. 
  b  To  buy  and  sell  to  furnish,  as  a  retailer  or 
  wholesaler;  as  they  deal  in  fish. 
 
  {To  deal  with}. 
  a  To  treat  in  any  manner;  to  use  whether  well  or  ill; 
  to  have  to  do  with  specifically,  to  trade  with 
  ``Dealing  with  witches.''  --Shak. 
  b  To  reprove  solemnly;  to  expostulate  with 
 
  The  deacons  of  his  church,  who  to  use  their  own 
  phrase,  ``dealt  with  him''  on  the  sin  of 
  rejecting  the  aid  which  Providence  so  manifestly 
  held  out  --Hawthorne. 
 
  Return  .  .  .  and  I  will  deal  well  with  thee. 
  --Gen.  xxxii 
  9. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deal  \Deal\  (d[=e]l),  n.  [OE.  del,  deel,  part  AS  d[=ae]l;  akin 
  to  OS  d[=e]l,  D.  &  Dan.  deel,  G.  theil,  teil,  Icel.  deild, 
  Sw  del,  Goth.  dails.  [root]65.  Cf  3d  {Dole}.] 
  1.  A  part  or  portion;  a  share;  hence  an  indefinite  quantity, 
  degree,  or  extent,  degree,  or  extent;  as  a  deal  of  time 
  and  trouble;  a  deal  of  cold. 
 
  Three  tenth  deals  [parts  of  an  ephah]  of  flour. 
  --Num.  xv  9. 
 
  As  an  object  of  science  it  [the  Celtic  genius]  may 
  count  for  a  good  deal  .  .  .  as  a  spiritual  power. 
  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  She  was  resolved  to  be  a  good  deal  more  circumspect. 
  --W.  Black. 
 
  Note:  It  was  formerly  limited  by  some  every,  never  a,  a 
  thousand,  etc.;  as  some  deal  but  these  are  now 
  obsolete  or  vulgar.  In  general,  we  now  qualify  the  word 
  with  great  or  good,  and  often  use  it  adverbially,  by 
  being  understood;  as  a  great  deal  of  time  and  pains;  a 
  great  (or  good)  deal  better  or  worse;  that  is  better 
  by  a  great  deal  or  by  a  great  part  or  difference. 
 
  2.  The  process  of  dealing  cards  to  the  players;  also  the 
  portion  disturbed. 
 
  The  deal  the  shuffle,  and  the  cut.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  Distribution;  apportionment.  [Colloq.] 
 
  4.  An  arrangement  to  attain  a  desired  result  by  a  combination 
  of  interested  parties;  --  applied  to  stock  speculations 
  and  political  bargains.  [Slang] 
 
  5.  [Prob.  from  D.  deel  a  plank,  threshing  floor.  See 
  {Thill}.]  The  division  of  a  piece  of  timber  made  by 
  sawing;  a  board  or  plank;  particularly,  a  board  or  plank 
  of  fir  or  pine  above  seven  inches  in  width,  and  exceeding 
  six  feet  in  length.  If  narrower  than  this  it  is  called  a 
  batten;  if  shorter,  a  deal  end 
 
  Note:  Whole  deal  is  a  general  term  for  planking  one  and  one 
  half  inches  thick. 
 
  6.  Wood  of  the  pine  or  fir;  as  a  floor  of  deal 
 
  {Deal  tree},  a  fir  tree.  --Dr.  Prior. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deal  \Deal\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dealt}  (d[e^]lt);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Dealing}.]  [OE.  delen,  AS  d[=ae]lan,  fr  d[=ae]l  share; 
  akin  to  OS  d[=e]lian,  D.  deelen,  G.  theilen  teilen,  Icel. 
  deila,  Sw  dela,  Dan.  dele,  Goth.  dailjan  See  {Deal},  n.] 
  1.  To  divide;  to  separate  in  portions;  hence  to  give  in 
  portions;  to  distribute;  to  bestow  successively;  -- 
  sometimes  with  out 
 
  Is  it  not  to  deal  thy  bread  to  the  hungry?  --Is. 
  lviii  7. 
 
  And  Rome  deals  out  her  blessings  and  her  gold. 
  --Tickell. 
 
  The  nightly  mallet  deals  resounding  blows.  --Gay. 
 
  Hissing  through  the  skies,  the  feathery  deaths  were 
  dealt.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Specifically:  To  distribute,  as  cards,  to  the  players  at 
  the  commencement  of  a  game;  as  to  deal  the  cards;  to  deal 
  one  a  jack. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deal 
  adj  :  made  of  fir  or  pine;  "a  plain  deal  table" 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {trade},  {business 
  deal}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {bargain}] 
  3:  (often  followed  by  `of')  a  large  number  or  amount  or  extent: 
  "a  batch  of  letters";  "a  deal  of  trouble";  "a  lot  of 
  money";  "it  must  have  cost  plenty"  [syn:  {batch},  {flock}, 
  {good  deal},  {great  deal},  {hatful},  {heap},  {lot},  {mass}, 
  {mess},  {mickle},  {mint},  {muckle},  {peck},  {pile},  {plenty}, 
  {pot},  {quite  a  little},  {raft},  {sight},  {slew},  {spate}, 
  {stack},  {tidy  sum},  {wad},  {whole  lot},  {whole  slew}] 
  4:  a  plank  of  softwood  (fir  or  pine  board) 
  5:  wood  that  is  easy  to  saw  (from  conifers  such  as  pine  or  fir) 
  [syn:  {softwood}] 
  6:  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"  [syn:  {hand}] 
  7:  the  type  of  treatment  received  (especially  as  the  result  of 
  an  agreement);  "he  got  a  good  deal  on  his  car" 
  8:  (card  game)  the  act  of  distributing  playing  cards;  "the  deal 
  was  passed  around  the  table  clockwise" 
  9:  the  act  of  apportioning  or  distributing  something  "the 
  captain  was  entrusted  with  the  deal  of  provisions" 
  v  1:  deal  with  verbally  or  in  some  form  of  artistic  expression; 
  "This  book  deals  with  incest";  "The  course  covered  all 
  of  Western  Civilization"  [syn:  {cover},  {treat},  {handle}, 
  {work},  {plow},  {address}] 
  2:  consider,  as  of  an  example;  "Take  the  case  of  China"; 
  "Consider  the  following  case"  [syn:  {consider},  {take},  {look 
  at}] 
  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" 
  4:  come  to  terms  or  deal  successfully  with  "We  got  by  on  just 
  a  gallon  of  gas."  [syn:  {cope},  {get  by},  {make  out},  {make 
  do},  {contend},  {grapple},  {manage}] 
  5:  administer  or  bestow,  as  in  small  portions;  "administer 
  critical  remarks  to  everyone  present";  "dole  out  some 
  money";  "shell  out  pocket  money  for  the  children";  "deal  a 
  blow  to  someone"  [syn:  {distribute},  {administer},  {mete 
  out},  {parcel  out},  {lot},  {dispense},  {shell  out},  {deal 
  out},  {dish  out},  {allot},  {dole  out}] 
  6:  do  business;  offer  for  sale  as  for  one's  livelihood;  "She 
  deals  in  gold";  "The  brothers  sell  shoes"  [syn:  {sell},  {trade}] 
  7:  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" 
  [syn:  {manage},  {care},  {handle}] 
  8:  behave  in  a  certain  way  towards  others  "He  deals  fairly 
  with  his  employees" 
  9:  distribute  (cards)  to  the  players  in  a  game;  "Who's 
  dealing?" 
  10:  direct  the  course  of  manage  or  control;  "You  cannot  conduct 
  business  like  this"  [syn:  {conduct},  {carry  out},  {carry 
  on}] 
  11:  give  out  as  one's  portion  or  share  [syn:  {share},  {divvy  up}, 
  {portion  out},  {apportion}] 
  12:  give  (a  specific  card)  to  a  player;  "He  dealt  me  the  Queen 
  of  Spades" 
  13:  sell  "deal  hashish" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Deal  NJ  (borough,  FIPS  16660) 
  Location:  40.24980  N,  73.99725  W 
  Population  (1990):  1179  (977  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.1  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  07723 




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