adj : made of fir or pine; "a plain deal table"
n 1: a particular instance of buying or selling; "it was a
package deal"; "I had no further trade with him"; "he's
a master of the business deal" [syn: trade
2: an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after
discussion) fixing obligations of each; "he made a bargain
with the devil"; "he rose to prominence through a series
of shady deals" [syn: bargain
3: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent:
"a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of
money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must
have cost plenty" [syn: batch
, good deal
a little}, raft
, whole lot
, whole slew
4: a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
5: wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
6: the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given
time; "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept
trying to see my hand" [syn: hand
7: the type of treatment received (especially as the result of
an agreement); "he got a good deal on his car"
8: (card game) the act of distributing playing cards; "the deal
was passed around the table clockwise"
9: the act of apportioning or distributing something; "the
captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"
v 1: deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression;
"This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all
of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the
history of China" [syn: cover
2: take action with respect to (someone or something): "How are
we going to deal with this problem?" "The teacher knew how
to deal with these lazy students"
3: consider, as of an example; "Take the case of China";
"Consider the following case" [syn: consider
4: come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just
a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread
every day" [syn: cope
, get by
, make out
, make do
5: administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer
critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some
money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a
blow to someone" [syn: distribute
out}, parcel out
, shell out
out}, dish out
, dole out
6: do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She
deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes" [syn: sell
7: be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with
this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts";
"She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
8: behave in a certain way towards others; "He deals fairly
with his employees"
9: distribute (cards) to the players in a game; "Who's
10: direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct
business like this" [syn: conduct
, carry on
11: give out as one's portion or share [syn: share
, divvy up
12: give (a specific card) to a player; "He dealt me the Queen
13: sell; "deal hashish"