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.
The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the
An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of
interested parties; -- applied to stock speculations and political
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.
Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal.
To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in
portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; -- sometimes with out.
Specifically: To distribute, as cards, to the players at the
commencement of a game; as, to deal the cards; to deal one a jack.
To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards
to the players.
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.
To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to
manage; to make arrangements; -- followed by between or with.
To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or
towards any one; to treat.
To contend (with); to treat (with), by way of opposition,
check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to deal with.