deal

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deal is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
deal

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
deal

Plural
deals

  1. A deal is a business agreement.
    The company made a deal with the agents.
  2. (countable); (informal) A deal is a situation.
    OK, so here's the deal.

Verb[change]

Plain form
deal

Third person singular
deals

Simple past
dealt

Past participle
dealt

Present participle
dealing

  1. (intransitive) If you deal with something, such as a problem, you solve it.
  2. (transitive) When you deal something, you sell or give or hand it out.
  3. The exporter deals in food for export to other nations.