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Meaning of dealing by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -iːlɪŋ



    1. Present participle of deal .


    • adeling, aligned, dealign, leading

Explanation of dealing by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of transacting within or between groups ( as carrying on commercial activities )

    2. he has always been honest is his dealings with me
    3. method or manner of conduct in relation to others

    4. honest dealing

    Definition of dealing by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Deal, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dealt ( dĕlt ); p. pr. & vb. n. Dealing.] [OE. delen, AS. dǣlan, fr. dǣl share; akin to OS. dēlian, 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.

      Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry? Is. lviii. 7.

      And Rome deals out her blessings and her gold. Tickell.

      The nightly mallet deals resounding blows. Gay.

      Hissing through the skies, the feathery deaths were dealt. Dryden.

      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.”

    2. Dealing, 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”.

      Double dealing, insincere, treacherous dealing; duplicity. -- Plain dealing, fair, sincere, honorable dealing; honest, outspoken expression of opinion.