Dealing
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. [1913 Webster]

Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry? --Is. lviii. 7. [1913 Webster]

And Rome deals out her blessings and her gold. --Tickell. [1913 Webster]

The nightly mallet deals resounding blows. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

Hissing through the skies, the feathery deaths were dealt. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dealing — Deal ing, n. The act of one who deals; distribution of anything, as of cards to the players; method of business; traffic; intercourse; transaction; as, to have dealings with a person. [1913 Webster] {Double dealing}, insincere, treacherous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dealing — index act (undertaking), commerce, management (judicious use), transaction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dealing — DÍ / s. n. (la jocul de cărţi) împărţitul cărţilor. (< engl. dealing) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • dealing — [dē′liŋ] n. 1. the act of one who deals; distribution 2. way of acting toward others 3. [usually pl.] transactions or relations, usually of business …   English World dictionary

  • dealing — Entering into transactions in investments either for customers or for the firm s own account. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary * * * dealing deal‧ing [ˈdiːlɪŋ] noun 1. [uncountable] FINANCE the job or activity of buying and… …   Financial and business terms

  • dealing — deal|ing [ˈdi:lıŋ] n 1.) dealings [plural] the business activities or relationships that someone is involved in ▪ an investigation of his financial dealings dealings with ▪ She is ruthless in her dealings with competitors. ▪ We ve had dealings… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dealing — deal|ing [ dilıŋ ] noun ** 1. ) uncount the business of buying and selling: property/drug dealing 2. ) dealings plural the business activities or the general relationship that you have with another person or organization: have dealings with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dealing — noun 1 dealings (plural) the business activities or relationships that you have been involved in: The secret dealings of his department were made public. | have dealings with (=have a business relationship with someone): We ve had dealings with… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dealing */*/ — UK [ˈdiːlɪŋ] / US [ˈdɪlɪŋ] noun 1) [uncountable] the business of buying and selling property/drug dealing 2) dealings [plural] the business activities or the general relationship that you have with another person or organization have dealings… …   English dictionary

  • dealing — /dee ling/, n. 1. Usually, dealings. relations; business: frequent dealings; commercial dealings. 2. conduct in relations to others; treatment: honest dealing. [1250 1300; ME deling. See DEAL1, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

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