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deal 1

 (dēl)
v. dealt (dĕlt), deal·ing, deals
v.tr.
1. To give out in shares or portions; apportion: a critic who deals out as much praise as blame. See Synonyms at distribute.
2. Games
a. To distribute (playing cards) among players.
b. To give (a specific card) to a player while so distributing.
3. To sell: deal prescriptions; deal cocaine.
4. To administer; deliver: dealt him a blow to the stomach.
v.intr.
1. To be occupied or concerned: a book that deals with the Middle Ages.
2. To behave in a specified way toward another or others; have transactions: deal honestly with competitors.
3. To take action with respect to someone or something: The committee will deal with this complaint.
4. Informal To cope: I can't deal with all of this arguing!
5. To do business; trade: dealing in diamonds.
6. Games To distribute playing cards.
7. Slang To buy and sell drugs, especially illegally.
8. Baseball To throw a pitch.
n.
1. The act or a round of apportioning or distributing.
2. Games
a. Distribution of playing cards.
b. The cards so distributed; a hand.
c. The right or turn of a player to distribute the cards.
d. The playing of one hand.
3. An indefinite quantity, extent, or degree: has a great deal of experience.
4.
a. An agreement, especially one that is mutually beneficial. See Synonyms at agreement.
b. A business transaction: struck a deal to buy a car dealership.
c. A legal contract: signed a deal to play for a new team.
5. Informal A sale favorable especially to the buyer; a bargain.
6. Informal Treatment received: a raw deal; a fair deal.
7. Informal The situation or background information regarding something: What's the deal with the new teacher?
Phrasal Verbs:
deal in
1. To include (someone) in a card game by dealing cards to that person.
2. To include (someone) in an enterprise or undertaking.
deal out
1. To exclude (someone) from a card game by not giving cards to that person.
2. To exclude (someone) from an enterprise or undertaking.

[Middle English delen, from Old English dǣlan, to divide, share; see dail- in Indo-European roots.]

deal 2

 (dēl)
n.
1.
a. A fir or pine board cut to standard dimensions.
b. Such boards or planks considered as a group.
2. Fir or pine wood.

[Middle English dele, from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German dele, plank.]
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deal

verb
1. To give out in portions or shares.Also used with out:
Slang: divvy.
2. To offer for sale.Also used with in:
3. To engage in the illicit sale of (narcotics):
Slang: push.
4. To mete out by means of some action:
phrasal verb
deal with
1. To be occupied or concerned with:
2. To behave in a specified way toward:
noun
1. An indefinite amount or extent:
Informal: lot.
2. An act or state of agreeing between parties regarding a course of action:
3. An agreement, especially one involving a sale or exchange:
4. Informal. Something offered or bought at a low price:
Informal: buy.
Slang: steal.
Translations

w>deal in

vi +prep obj (Comm) goods, stolen property, pornographyhandeln mit; this is an organization dealing in terrordiese Organisation hat sich dem Terror verschrieben; we deal only in factswir beschränken uns auf die Tatsachen
vt sep (Cards) playerKarten geben (+dat)
References in classic literature ?
Ryde insisted strongly on the doctrines of the Reformation, visited his flock a great deal in their own homes, and was severe in rebuking the aberrations of the flesh--put a stop, indeed, to the Christmas rounds of the church singers, as promoting drunkenness and too light a handling of sacred things.
He didn't go into deep speritial experience; and I know there s a deal in a man's inward life as you can't measure by the square, and say, 'Do this and that 'll follow,' and, 'Do that and this 'll follow.' There's things go on in the soul, and times when feelings come into you like a rushing mighty wind, as the Scripture says, and part your life in two a'most, so you look back on yourself as if you was somebody else.
ISLAMABAD -- The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has directed the securities brokers not to deal in securities on account of their customers without instructions of such customers.