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

deal

2
[ deel ]
/ dil /

noun

a board or plank, especially of fir or pine, cut to any of various standard sizes.
such boards collectively.
fir or pine wood.

adjective

made of deal.

Origin of deal

2
1375–1425; late Middle English dele < Middle Low German or Middle Dutch; see thill

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British Dictionary definitions for deal

deal

1
/ (diːl) /

verb deals, dealing or dealt (dɛlt)

noun

Word Origin for deal

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

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

Deal

/ (diːl) /

noun

a town in SE England, in Kent, on the English Channel: two 16th-century castles: tourism, light industries. Pop: 96 670 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for deal
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Idioms and Phrases with deal

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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