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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deal \Deal\ (d[=e]l), n. [OE. del, deel, part, AS. d[=ae]l; akin
     to OS. d[=e]l, D. & Dan. deel, G. theil, teil, Icel. deild,
     Sw. del, Goth. dails. [root]65. Cf. 3d Dole.]
     1. A part or portion; a share; hence, an indefinite quantity,
        degree, or extent, degree, or extent; as, a deal of time
        and trouble; a deal of cold.
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              Three tenth deals [parts of an ephah] of flour.
                                                    --Num. xv. 9.
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              As an object of science it [the Celtic genius] may
              count for a good deal . . . as a spiritual power.
                                                    --M. Arnold.
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              She was resolved to be a good deal more circumspect.
                                                    --W. Black.
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     Note: It was formerly limited by some, every, never a, a
           thousand, etc.; as, some deal; but these are now
           obsolete or vulgar. In general, we now qualify the word
           with great or good, and often use it adverbially, by
           being understood; as, a great deal of time and pains; a
           great (or good) deal better or worse; that is, better
           by a great deal, or by a great part or difference.
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     2. The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the
        portion disturbed.
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              The deal, the shuffle, and the cut.   --Swift.
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     3. Distribution; apportionment. [Colloq.]
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     4. An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination
        of interested parties; -- applied to stock speculations
        and political bargains. [Slang]
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     5. [Prob. from D. deel a plank, threshing floor. See
        Thill.] The division of a piece of timber made by
        sawing; a board or plank; particularly, a board or plank
        of fir or pine above seven inches in width, and exceeding
        six feet in length. If narrower than this, it is called a
        batten; if shorter, a deal end.
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     Note: Whole deal is a general term for planking one and one
           half inches thick.
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     6. Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal.
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     Deal tree, a fir tree. --Dr. Prior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deal \Deal\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dealt (d[e^]lt); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Dealing.] [OE. delen, AS. d[=ae]lan, fr. d[=ae]l share;
     akin to OS. d[=e]lian, D. deelen, G. theilen, teilen, Icel.
     deila, Sw. dela, Dan. dele, Goth. dailjan. See Deal, n.]
     1. To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in
        portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; --
        sometimes with out.
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              Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry? --Is.
                                                    lviii. 7.
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              And Rome deals out her blessings and her gold.
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              The nightly mallet deals resounding blows. --Gay.
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              Hissing through the skies, the feathery deaths were
              dealt.                                --Dryden.
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     2. Specifically: To distribute, as cards, to the players at
        the commencement of a game; as, to deal the cards; to deal
        one a jack.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deal \Deal\, v. i.
     1. To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards
        to the players.
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     2. To do a distributing or retailing business, as
        distinguished from that of a manufacturer or producer; to
        traffic; to trade; to do business; as, he deals in flour.
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              They buy and sell, they deal and traffic. --South.
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              This is to drive to wholesale trade, when all other
              petty merchants deal but for parcels. --Dr. H. More.
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     3. To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to
        manage; to make arrangements; -- followed by between or
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              Sometimes he that deals between man and man, raiseth
              his own credit with both, by pretending greater
              interest than he hath in either.      --Bacon.
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     4. To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or
        towards any one; to treat.
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              If he will deal clearly and impartially, . . . he
              will acknowledge all this to be true. --Tillotson.
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     5. To contend (with); to treat (with), by way of opposition,
        check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to
        deal with.
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     To deal by, to treat, either well or ill; as, to deal well
        by servants. "Such an one deals not fairly by his own
        mind." --Locke.
     To deal in.
        (a) To have to do with; to be engaged in; to practice; as,
            they deal in political matters.
        (b) To buy and sell; to furnish, as a retailer or
            wholesaler; as, they deal in fish.
     To deal with.
        (a) To treat in any manner; to use, whether well or ill;
            to have to do with; specifically, to trade with.
            "Dealing with witches." --Shak.
        (b) To reprove solemnly; to expostulate with.
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                  The deacons of his church, who, to use their own
                  phrase, "dealt with him" on the sin of rejecting
                  the aid which Providence so manifestly held out.
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                  Return . . . and I will deal well with thee.
                                                    --Gen. xxxii.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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: deal, trade,
           business deal]
      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, deal]
      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"; "see the rest of the
         winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost
         plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money" [syn:
         batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal,
         hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint,
         mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty,
         pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate,
         stack, tidy sum, wad]
      4: a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
      5: wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
         [syn: softwood, deal]
      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, deal]
      7: the type of treatment received (especially as the result of
         an agreement); "he got a good deal on his car"
      8: 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: act on 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, treat, handle, plow, deal,
      2: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the
         case of China"; "Consider the following case" [syn:
         consider, take, deal, look at]
      3: 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"
      4: come to terms 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, contend,
         grapple, deal, manage]
      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"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks" [syn:
         distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out,
         lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out,
         allot, dole out]
      6: do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She
         deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes" [syn: deal,
         sell, trade]
      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" [syn:
         manage, deal, care, handle]
      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 dealing?"
      10: direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct
          business like this" [syn: conduct, carry on, deal]
      11: give out as one's portion or share [syn: share, divvy
          up, portion out, apportion, deal]
      12: give (a specific card) to a player; "He dealt me the Queen
          of Spades"
      13: sell; "deal hashish"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  413 Moby Thesaurus words for "deal":
     Byzantine intrigues, abatement of differences, accommodation,
     accord, act, act on, adjustment, administer, affair, afford,
     agreement, align, allocate, allot, allotment, allow, allowance,
     amount, apportion, arrangement, array, attempt, attend to, award,
     backstairs influence, bang, bargain, barter, bash, bat, batch,
     beam, behave, belt, bestow, bestow on, biff, big end, bigger half,
     billet, binding agreement, bit, bite, blind bargain, board,
     boarding, bond, bonk, budget, bunch, business, business deal,
     buy and sell, cartel, change, chunk, clap, clapboard, clip,
     clobber, clout, clump, clutch, coat, coating, coldcock,
     collective agreement, collocate, collop, commercial transaction,
     commission, commitment, communicate, compact, compose, composition,
     compromise, concession, confer, connections, considerable,
     consortium, contingent, contract, convention, cop-out, cord,
     cordwood, count, covenant, covenant of salt, covering, crack, cut,
     dash, deal a blow, deal out, deal with, deals, deck, deliver,
     desertion of principle, destiny, dicker, disburse, dish out, disk,
     dispense, disperse, dispose, distribute, divide, dividend, divvy,
     do business, dole, dole out, donate, dose, driftwood, effort,
     employment contract, end, engage in, engagement, enterprise,
     equal share, evasion of responsibility, exchange, extend, extent,
     fate, fetch, fetch a blow, feuille, film, firewood, fix, flap,
     foil, fold, fork out, formal agreement, games, gift, gift with,
     give, give freely, give in exchange, give out, give-and-take,
     giving way, gob, gobs, good deal, grant, grapple with, great deal,
     group, half, halver, hand out, handle, hard bargain, hardwood,
     heap, heaps, help to, helping, hit, hit a clip, horse trade,
     horse-trade, hunk, impart, inflict, influence peddling,
     interchange, interest, intrigues, ironclad agreement, issue, jab,
     knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, lamella, lamina,
     laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, large amount, lashings, lath,
     lathing, lathwork, lavish, leaf, legal agreement, legal contract,
     let have, let have it, line, line up, loads, lobbying, lobbyism,
     log, lot, lots, lumber, marshal, measure, measure out, meed,
     membrane, mess, mete, mete out, mint, modicum, moiety,
     mutual agreement, mutual concession, negotiation, number,
     obligation, offer, oodles, operation, pack, package deal, pact,
     paction, pane, panel, panelboard, paneling, panelwork, parcel,
     parcel out, part, partake, participate, partition, pass around,
     paste, patina, pay out, peck, peel, pellicle, percentage, piece,
     pile, piles, place, plait, plan, plank, planking, plate, plating,
     ploys, plunk, ply, plyboard, plywood, poke, pole, portion,
     portion out, post, pot, pour, present, proffer, program, project,
     promise, proportion, proposition, protocol, punch, puncheon,
     quantity, quantum, quite a little, quota, raft, rafts, rain,
     rake-off, rally, range, rasher, ration, reckon with, regiment,
     render, ropes, safety glass, scads, schemes, scum, see to, segment,
     serve, set out, settlement, shake, share, sheathing,
     sheathing board, sheet, sheeting, shell out, shingle, shower,
     sideboard, siding, sight, skin, slab, slam, slat, slew, slews,
     slice, slip, slog, slug, smack, small amount, small share, smite,
     snap, snow, soak, sock, softwood, space, spate, splat, spoon out,
     stack, stacks, stake, stave, stick, stick of wood, stipulation,
     stock, stovewood, strike, strike at, strings, sum, surrender, swap,
     swap horses, swat, swipe, switch, table, tablet, take care of,
     take in exchange, task, tender, three-by-four, thump, thwack,
     tidy sum, timber, timbering, timberwork, trade, trade in,
     trade off, trade sight unseen, trade-in, traffic, transaction,
     treat, truck, turn, two-by-four, understanding, undertaking,
     union contract, valid contract, veneer, venture, vouchsafe, wad,
     wads, wafer, wage contract, wallop, weatherboard, whack, wham,
     whole slew, whop, wire-pulling, wires, wood, work, yerk, yield,

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Deal, NJ -- U.S. borough in New Jersey
     Population (2000):    1070
     Housing Units (2000): 953
     Land area (2000):     1.215150 sq. miles (3.147225 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.079126 sq. miles (0.204935 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.294276 sq. miles (3.352160 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            16660
     Located within:       New Jersey (NJ), FIPS 34
     Location:             40.247866 N, 73.997328 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     07723
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Deal, NJ

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