1. One who deals; one who has to do, or has concern, with others; esp., a trader, a trafficker, a shopkeeper, a broker, or a merchant; as, a dealer in dry goods; a dealer in stocks; a retail dealer.
2. One who distributes cards to the players.
n 1: someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to
be sold [syn: trader, bargainer, monger]
2: a firm engaged in trading
3: a seller of illicit goods; "a dealer in stolen goods"
4: the major party to a financial transaction at a stock
exchange; buys and sells for his own account [syn: principal]
5: the person who distributes the playing cards in a card game