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Definition of "deal" []

  • To give out as a share or portion; apportion. (verb-transitive)
  • To distribute among several recipients. See Synonyms at distribute. (verb-transitive)
  • To sell: deal prescriptions; deal cocaine. (verb-transitive)
  • To administer; deliver: dealt him a blow to the stomach. (verb-transitive)
  • Games To distribute (playing cards) among players. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deal" in a sentence
  • "Libby's best bet -- cut the deal 'and squeal like a stuck Neo-Con pig? yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' Libby\'s best bet -- cut the deal\ 'and squeal like a stuck Neo-Con pig?'"
  • "You have the option of heaping several cards on to one packet, or of merely placing a second row on the top of the first; but you must carefully count the cards as you place them, as each deal of twenty cards must be complete before any can be played -- (the cards that have been played _during the deal_ do not count among the twenty)."
  • ""The birds have seen me look a great deal worse than this, a great _deal_ worse," said Jewel cheerfully."