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deal1 / dēl/ • v. (past and past part. dealt / delt/ ) 1. [tr.] distribute (cards) in an orderly rotation to the players for a game or round. ∎  (deal someone in) include a new player in a card game by giving them cards. ∎  distribute or mete out (something) to a person or group. 2. [intr.] take part in commercial trading of a particular commodity: directors were prohibited from dealing in the company's shares. ∎ fig. be concerned with: a movie that deals in ideas and issues. ∎ inf. buy and sell illegal drugs. [tr.] Frankie started dealing cocaine. 3. [intr.] (deal with) take measures concerning (someone or something), esp. with the intention of putting something right: the government had been unable to deal with the economic crisis. ∎  cope with (a difficult person or situation). ∎  treat (someone) in a particular way: life had dealt harshly with her. ∎  have relations with (a person or organization), esp. in a commercial context. ∎  take or have as a subject; discuss. 4. inflict (a blow) on (someone or something): hopes of recovery were dealt another blow. • n. 1. an agreement entered into by two or more parties for their mutual benefit, esp. in a business or political context. ∎  an attractive price on a commodity; a bargain. ∎  a particular form of treatment given or received: working mothers get a bad deal. 2. a significant but unspecified amount of something: he lost a great deal of blood. 3. [in sing.] the process of distributing the cards to players in a card game. ∎  a player's turn to distribute cards. ∎  the round of play following this. ∎  the set of hands dealt to the players. PHRASES: a big deal inf. a thing considered important: they don't make a big deal out of minor irritations. ∎  an important person; a celebrity. ∎  (big deal) used to express one's contempt for something regarded as impressive or important by another person. a raw (or rough) deal inf. a situation in which someone receives unfair or harsh treatment. a good (or great) deal a large amount: I don't know a great deal about politics. ∎  to a considerable extent. cut a deal inf. make an agreement. it's a deal inf. used to express one's assent to an agreement. deal2 • n. fir or pine wood, esp. when sawn into planks of a standard size. ∎  a plank of such wood.

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deal 1 †part, portion; quantity, amount. OE. dǣl = OS. dēl (Du. deel), (O)HG, teil, Goth. dails :- Gmc. *dailiz, f. *dail-; see DOLE 1.
So deal vb. A. †divide; distribute, bestow among a number OE.; deliver (blows) XIII; B. †take part in XII; have to do with XIII. OE. dǣlan = OS. dēlian, (O)HG. teilen, ON. deila, Goth. dailjan. Hence deal sb. distribution of cards XVII; transaction (orig. U.S.) XIX.

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deal Softwood planking imported to Britain, especially from the Baltic region. Usually it is composed of Scots pine (red deal) or Norway spruce (white deal).

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deal 2 plank, board of fir or pine XIV; wood of these XVII. Introduced through the Baltic trade in timber. — MLG., MDu. dele plank, floor, corr. to OHG. dil, dil(l)o, dilla (G. diele), ON. þilja, OE. þille :- Gmc. *þelaz, *þeliz, *þeljōn.

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deal.
1. Softwood (e.g. pine).

2. Fir or pine board of a standard size.

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