Nearby words

  1. deafmutism,
  2. deafness,
  3. deak,
  4. deakin,
  5. deakin, alfred,
  6. deal in,
  7. deal out,
  8. deal with,
  9. dealate,
  10. dealcoholization

Idioms

    cut a deal, Informal. to make an agreement, especially a business agreement: Networks have cut a deal with foreign stations for an international hookup.
    deal someone in, Slang. to include: He was making a lot of dough in the construction business so I got him to deal me in.

Origin of deal

1
before 900; (v.) Middle English delen, Old English dǣlan (cognate with German teilen), derivative of dǣl part (cognate with German Teil); (noun) in part derivative of the v.; (in defs 19, 23) Middle English deel, del(e), Old English dǣl

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British Dictionary definitions for deal out

Deal

noun

a town in SE England, in Kent, on the English Channel: two 16th-century castles: tourism, light industries. Pop: 96 670 (2003 est)

deal

1

verb deals, dealing or dealt (dɛlt)

(intr foll by in) to engage (in) commerciallyto deal in upholstery
(often foll by out) to apportion (something, such as cards) to a number of people; distribute
(tr) to give (a blow) to (someone); inflict
(intr) slang to sell any illegal drug

noun

informal a bargain, transaction, or agreement
a particular type of treatment received, esp as the result of an agreementa fair deal
an indefinite amount, extent, or degree (esp in the phrases good or great deal)
cards
  1. the process of distributing the cards
  2. a player's turn to do this
  3. a single round in a card game
cut a deal informal, mainly US to come to an arrangement; make a dealSee also deal with
the real deal informal a person or thing seen as being authentic and not inferior in any way

Word Origin for deal

Old English dǣlan, from dǣl a part; compare Old High German teil a part, Old Norse deild a share

deal

2

noun

a plank of softwood timber, such as fir or pine, or such planks collectively
the sawn wood of various coniferous trees, such as that from the Scots pine (red deal) or from the Norway Spruce (white deal)

adjective

of fir or pine

Word Origin for deal

C14: from Middle Low German dele plank; see thill

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Word Origin and History for deal out
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Idioms and Phrases with deal out

deal out

1

Distribute, as in He dealt out more and more work. [Late 1300s] Also see deal in, def. 3.

2

deal someone out. Exclude someone, as in I don't have time for this project, so deal me out. This usage is the opposite of deal in, def. 3.

deal

In addition to the idioms beginning with deal

  • deal in
  • deal out
  • deal with

also see:

  • big deal
  • close the sale (deal)
  • cut a deal
  • done deal
  • good deal
  • make a federal case (big deal)
  • no deal
  • raw deal
  • square deal
  • sweeten the kitty (deal)
  • wheel and deal
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