- deakin, alfred,
- deal in,
- deal out,
- deal with,
Origin of dealing
verb (used without object), dealt, deal·ing.
verb (used with object), dealt, deal·ing.
- the distribution of cards to the players in a game.
- the set of cards in one's hand.
- the turn of a player to deal.
- the period of time during which a deal is played.
- Poker.to deal the final hand of a game.
- Slang.to get rid of or trade (something or someone) in a transaction.
Origin of deal1
Examples from the Web for dealing
One topic that comes up among the members, she says, is dealing with loss years later.
I think part of being in the public eye is getting recognized, and dealing with positive and negative scrutiny.
According to the young man, both were dealing with the aftermath.
“We are dealing with a systematic failure in the Cleveland Police Department,” DeWine concluded.The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim|Michael Daly|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It seems to me that we are dealing with more than bottom-line economics and bottom-squeezing ergonomics.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Man is far superior in dealing with numbers and also with tools and mechanical things.Psychology|Robert S. Woodworth
An incident, illustrative of his summary methods of dealing with the insolence of his enemies in authority, occurred at Pensacola.The Battle of New Orleans|Zachary F. Smith
Doctors, as well as other people, were plainer-spoken in those days, especially in dealing with the poor.The Duke of Stockbridge|Edward Bellamy
He treated all these people with that patient tolerance which belongs to the mariner when dealing with landsmen.The Grey Lady|Henry Seton Merriman
And the Countess had to surrender, with an implication that it was the only course open in dealing with a lunatic.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
verb deals, dealing or dealt (dɛlt)
- the process of distributing the cards
- a player's turn to do this
- a single round in a card game
Word Origin for deal
Word Origin for deal
Old English dælan "to divide, distribute, separate, share, bestow, dispense," from the source of deal (n.). Meaning "to distribute cards before a game" is from 1520s. To deal with "handle" is attested from mid-15c. Related: Dealt; dealing.
from Old English dæl "part, share, quantity, amount," from Proto-Germanic *dailaz (cf. Old Norse deild, Old Frisian del, Dutch deel, Old High German and German teil, Gothic dails "part, share"), from PIE *dail- "to divide" (cf. Old Church Slavonic delu "part," Lithuanian dalis).
Business sense of "transaction, bargain" is 1837, originally slang. Meaning "an amount" is from 1560s. New Deal is from F.D. Roosevelt speech of July 1932. Big deal is 1928; ironic use first recorded 1951 in "Catcher in the Rye." Deal breaker is attested by 1975.
"plank or board of pine," c.1400, from Low German (cf. Middle Low German dele), from Proto-Germanic *theljon, from PIE root *tel- "ground, floor." An Old English derivative was þelu "hewn wood, board, flooring."
In addition to the idioms beginning with deal
- deal in
- deal out
- deal with
- 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