• WordNet 3.6
    • n dealing the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities) "no transactions are possible without him","he has always been honest is his dealings with me"
    • n dealing method or manner of conduct in relation to others "honest dealing"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ballistics is the science that deals with the motion of projectiles.
    • n Dealing 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The only repealed amendment to the US Constitution deals with the prohibition of alcohol.
    • n dealing Practice; doings; conduct; behavior.
    • n dealing Conduct in relation to others; treatment: as, the dealings of a father with his children; God's dealings with men: usually in the plural.
    • n dealing Intercourse in buying and selling; traffic; business: as, New York merchants have extensive dealings with all the world.
    • n dealing Intercourse of business or friendship; communication.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Victor Mills, an inventor with Proctor & Gamble, invented the disposable diaper in 1961 because he didn't want to deal with his daughter's soiled (crapped) diapers. You know them as Pampers.
    • Dealing manner of acting towards others: intercourse of trade
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    “Efficiency tends to deal with Things. Effectiveness tends to deal with People. We manage things, we lead people”
  • John Ruskin
    “It takes a great deal of living to get a little deal of learning.”
  • Henry James
    “It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.”
  • Mark Twain
    “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”
  • Saying
    “You must be fully prepared to lose a great deal in order to make a great deal.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “A great deal of laziness of mind is called liberty of opinion.”


Raw deal - If you get a raw deal, you are treated unfairly.
Real deal - If something is the real deal, it is genuine and good.


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:

I deal in impressions; and sometimes I feel full of them.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Dealing with these secretive people is like traveling on a stage coach on a dark night.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
There is a good deal of cultivation about.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
So now he turned over the three magazines in his hard, brown hand, with a look of dull curiosity mixed with a good deal of contempt.
"The Talking Leaves" by William O. Stoddard
A great deal of my money went for cheap comic literature, which I carefully preserved.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
About this time Mother must have worried a good deal over my future.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
One has heard a great deal of the enormous increase in trade in Persia during the last couple of years or so.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
It is perfectly true, as the burity only flourishes where there is a good deal of moisture in the soil.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
It was a two-story building spread over a good deal of ground space.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Sears, although he chuckled a good deal over the affair, was a trifle annoyed, nevertheless.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln

In poetry:

How are the seats of worship broke!
They tear the buildings down,
And he that deals the heaviest stroke
Procures the chief renown.
"Psalm LXXIV: Will God For Ever Cast Us Off?" by Isaac Watts
"And when to share our evening meal,
She calls the stranger at the door,
She says God fills the hands that deal
Food to the poor."
"The Hermit of Thebaid" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Oh, my boy it is that runs,
Hurls his young and slender body
On the dread death-dealing guns.
Oh, he's down! his head is bloody!"
"Any Mother" by Katharine Tynan
On that glad day, in all our land,
The people, in their wake,
Give thanks to God, whose mighty hand
Deals blessings good and great.
"Thoughts Of Thanksgiving" by Charles Frederick White
O, bairnies, bairnies, when ye grow up
To be lads an' lasses fair,
Keep min' o' the death o' Mungo Girr,
An' aye deal frank an' fair.
"The Deil's Stane" by Alexander Anderson
You've got the whole night before you,
In an uninterrupted night one can
Get a good deal of kissing done.
"Translations And Adaptations From Heine" by Ezra Pound

In news:

The president and congressional leaders have been trying to reach a deal to prevent more than $500 billion in tax increases and automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect Jan 1 unless a new deal is reached.
The dubious title of worst corporate deal ever had seemed to be held in perpetuity by AOL's acquisition of Time Warner in 2000, a deal that came to define the folly of the Internet bubble.
Subsequently A123 backed out of that deal and filed for bankruptcy then agreed to a new deal with Johnson Controls, apparently over concerns that the Chinese firm would not garner the necessary government approvals.
Writers of books are always being asked how they deal with reviews (meaning how they deal with bad reviews).
No deal, big deal , slow deal, rich deal.
We have to deal with it or it will deal with us.
Disney's $4 billion deal for Lucasfilm does not include the right to release the original 'Star Wars' -- unless a new deal can be forged with Fox.
With the Big Ten-Pac 12 deal deal, commissioner Jim Delany could turn his attention to having nine conference regular-season games.
If Maurice Jones-Drew doesn't get a new deal now with two years remaining on his contract -- and I don't believe he will -- imagine the press he will put on next year as he heads into the final season of his current deal.
Sprint, US Cellular strike a deal: Sprint and US Cellular announced Wednesday that they have struck a spectrum deal that will boost Sprint's coverage throughout much of the Midwest.
In tonight's episode, sketches include a drug deal gone bad and Darius Rucker dealing with his Hootie past.
Today, Pawesome Deals introduces a new deal for the safety of pets.
What dollar store deals are deals, which items are duds . Black Friday Beauty Deals: Early Bird 3 Day Deals Starting Saturday at
Economic effects will be felt in Canada, deal or no deal.

In science:

We will see later how to deal correctly with this situation.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
In this case one deals with a single gluing on the double.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
We shall deal with AL and AR being simple algebras as these are the simplest to deal with and that the case of semi simple algebras can be easily recovered in the same way.
Left-Right Symmetric Models in Noncommutative Geometries?
In and also here, the focus is on how to deal with internal degrees of freedom carried by the propagators of these fishnet diagrams.
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet
Our calculation here deals directly with the diamond lattice configuration, and the details of the computation are therefore new.
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet