• WordNet 3.6
    • n dealer a firm engaged in trading
    • n dealer the person who distributes the playing cards in a card game
    • n dealer the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account
    • n dealer someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    • n dealer a seller of illicit goods "a dealer in stolen goods"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: NASDAQ stand for, "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations."
    • Dealer One who deals; one who has to do, or has concern, with others; esp., a trader, a trafficker, a shopkeeper, a broker, or a merchant; as, a dealer in dry goods; a dealer in stocks; a retail dealer.
    • Dealer One who distributes cards to the players.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the name of art, Chris Burden arranged to be shot by a friend while another person photographed the event. He sold the series of pictures to an art dealer. He made $1750 on the deal, but his hospital bill was $84,000.
    • n dealer One who deals; one who has to do or has concern with others; specifically, a trader; one whose business is to buy and sell, as a merchant, shopkeeper, or broker: as, a dealer in general merchandise or in stocks; a picture-dealer. In law, a dealer is one who buys and sells the same articles in the same condition: thus, a butcher is not a dealer, because he buys animals whole, and sells them in a different state.
    • n dealer In card-playing, the player who distributes the cards.
    • n dealer In banking games, such as faro, the person who holds the cards which the players bet upon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
    • ns Dealer one who deals: a trader
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  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “A leader is a dealer in hope.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dǽlandǽl, a part; Ger. theilentheil, a part or division. A doublet of dole. By some, however, deal, a plank, is taken as a doublet of thill, from A.S. thel, a plank.


In literature:

Besides being father of the Packing-House industry, Philip D. Armour was a manufacturer of and a dealer in Portable Wisdom.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Only five were playing; one, by his white-tie-and-tails uniform, was easily recognizable as a house dealer.
"That Sweet Little Old Lady" by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
A dealer in poults, i.e.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Three stick-men in black aprons that marked them for dealers were working on the other side or the table.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
One was in the possession of a dealer in Amsterdam, and the other in Harlaem.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
I bought several pelts during the day, and sold them to a dealer before returning home, making a profit of three dollars.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
The dealer sits centrally at the side of the table, in a grand chair, cards in hand.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
But only of reliable dealers.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
He had spent two full hours there trying to get a rich hops dealer to take out some insurance.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
I'm a dealer in live stock.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks

In poetry:

A being to pander and fawn to,
To propitiate, flatter and dread
As a thing that your souls are in pawn to,
A Dealer who traffics the dead;
"A Toast" by Lola Ridge
This gentleman his oss
At Tattersall's did lodge;
There came a wulgar oss-dealer,
This gentleman's name did fodge,
And took the oss from Tattersall's
Wasn that a artful dodge?
"Jacob Homnium’s Hoss" by William Makepeace Thackeray
But remember, O dealer in phrases sonorous,
So daintily chosen, so tunefully matched,
Though you soar with the wings of the cherubim o'er us,
The ovum was human from which you were hatched.
"A Familiar Letter" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Now ye dealers in rum, our advice is to you,
Just drop your foul traffic, it never will do.
It is injuring us—it is ruining you,
So get yourselves out and go teetotal too.
Who will go with us, &c.
"Temperance Rally" by John Pierpont
At that time a tradesman dealt fairly wi th' poor,
But nah a fair dealer can't keep oppen th' door;
He's a fooil if he fails, he's a scamp if he pays;
Ther wor honest men lived i' thi gronfayther's days.
"To The Grandson" by John Hartley
At that time a tradesman dealt fairly wi' th' poor,
But nah a fair dealer can't keep oppen th' door;
He's a fooil if he fails, he's a scamp if he pays;
Ther wor honest men lived i' thi gronfayther's days.
"Gronfayther's Days" by John Hartley

In news:

Dealer Tim White readies chain for a 2nd century.
Each budget has winners and losers and among this year's winners are convenience stores, which found that a steep increase in tobacco "Dealer Registration fees" fell out of the 2010-11 budget.
2010 DEALER/ SELLER: Ocean Marine Group.
Dealers' Rental Operations Characterized by Service, Relationships.
Glass fitting,window glass,designer glass,3m mirror tape dealer in pondicherry, puducherry, villupuram,cuddalore, madurai, coimbatore, chennai .
Window Glass, Designer Glass, 3m Mirror Tape Dealer in Pondicherry, Puducherry, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Madurai, Coimbatore, Chennai .
Duane Paddock was under extreme pressures as a dealer in his twenties.
View full size Joshua Gunter, The Plain Dealer Euclid Beach has had higher-than-normal bacteria levels several times this summer, posing a risk for swimmers.
View full size Thomas Ondrey / The Plain Dealer Mansfield Frazier stands on a once-vacant lot now planted with vine shoots.
View full size Joshua Gunter, The Plain Dealer Veteran Lake Erie Monsters player Patrick Bordeleau does an interview during media day Tuesday at The Q The Monsters open training camp Wednesday at Hoover Arena at IceLand USA in Strongsville.
View full size Thomas Ondrey, Plain Dealer file Then-State Rep Josh Mandel, with wife Ilana at his side, celebrates his election as Ohio treasurer in November 2010.
View full size Thomas Ondrey, The Plain Dealer Quarterback John Dutton says he must play better if the Gladiators are to turn their season around.
View full size John Kuntz, The Plain Dealer If there's a conspiracy to drive down the league-wide value of Peyton Hillis, they're doing a fine job, writes Bud Shaw.
The golf carts, made in Augusta, were sold at dealers around the US in April and May.
Drug dealers hoping to capitalize on the popularity of club drug s are trying to pass off a variety of chemical concoctions as Ecstasy pills.

In science:

In the model presented in , a dealer chooses a Latin square L as the key of the scheme and then obtains a collection of critical sets of L.
More results on greedy defining sets
Figure 4: Electronic waste recycling in the Third World: A woman is decomposing electronic waste into its raw materials, trying to retrieve valuable component materials like gold and copper which they sell to local scrap dealers.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
Now tastes differ, but I will assume for the sake of the model, that all n are considered good artists, so that the dealers would each be happy to have as many as they can take.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
This class of structures gives a partial answer to the conjecture in [9, Open Problem 2] and they are more “natural” that the one proposed in it since the dealer appears only in one of the components and therefore there is no need of projecting the shares.
On the Composition of Secret Sharing Schemes Related to Codes
Note that the monotone access structures ΓCi are Fq -matroid representable structures but not in the usual sense (see for example ) since they do not have a distinguished participant or a dealer.
On the Composition of Secret Sharing Schemes Related to Codes