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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 deal /ˈdi(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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)

 Deal n.
 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.  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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Deal, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dealt p. pr. & vb. n. Dealing.]
 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) 2.0

      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
      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"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "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: 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"; "The new book treats the
           history of China" [syn: cover, treat, handle, plow,
      2: 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"
      3: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the
         case of China"; "Consider the following case" [syn: consider,
          take, look at]
      4: come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just
         a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread
         every day" [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 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 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"
      [also: dealt]