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definition of the word deal

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Old English dǣl.

Singular
deal

Plural
deals

deal (plural deals)

  1. An oral trading agreement or contract.
    The union negotiated a satisfactory deal with the management.
  2. (archaic) A division, a portion, a share.
    We gave three deals of grain in tribute to the king.
  3. (often followed by of) A quantity, a lot (usually qualified by great or good.)
    Skydiving requires a good deal of courage.
    I'm a good deal older than I used to be.
    That doesn't make a great deal of sense.
  4. One of or all the hands dealt in one round of a card game.
    A deal to more than four players in a game of seven-card stud could mean the deck is exhausted before the hand is played out.
  5. (informal) A situation.
    What's the deal?
  6. (informal) An occasion, an event.
    "I've never killed anybody before. I don't see what's the big deal."
    Line spoken by character played by John Travolta in the movie Broken Arrow.
  7. (informal) A thing, an unspecified or unidentified object.
    The deal with four tines is called a pitchfork.


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