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
Synonyms for deal
Related Words for dealingcommerce, sale, business, trade, sell, handle, negotiate, participate, give, intercourse, things, doings, proceedings, traffic, truck, affairs, matters, strings, treat
Examples from the Web for dealing
Contemporary Examples of dealing
One topic that comes up among the members, she says, is dealing with loss years later.Everyone at This Dinner Party Has Lost Someone
January 6, 2015
I think part of being in the public eye is getting recognized, and dealing with positive and negative scrutiny.Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity
December 22, 2014
According to the young man, both were dealing with the aftermath.Hunt for Iraq Vet After Killing Spree
December 16, 2014
“We are dealing with a systematic failure in the Cleveland Police Department,” DeWine concluded.The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim
December 2, 2014
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
November 25, 2014
Historical Examples of dealing
He was used to dealing with pique in women, and had found it the most manageable of weaknesses.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
I wish it were possible to speak of God without the implication of dealing with religion.
In dealing with your daily dreads you simply counted God out.
In dealing with children what is needed is not logic but sense.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
This is because he is dealing with an imaginary world, not with the world as it is.The Call of the Twentieth Century
David Starr Jordan
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