dealt dealt  /ˈdɛlt/


  1. (n) a particular instance of buying or selling
  2. (n) an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
  3. (n) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  4. (n) a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
  5. (n) wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
  6. (n) the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
  7. (n) the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)
  8. (n) the act of distributing playing cards
  9. (n) the act of apportioning or distributing something
  10. (v) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
  11. (v) take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
  12. (v) take action with respect to (someone or something)
  13. (v) come to terms with
  14. (v) administer or bestow, as in small portions
  15. (v) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
  16. (v) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  17. (v) behave in a certain way towards others
  18. (v) distribute cards to the players in a game
  19. (v) direct the course of; manage or control
  20. (v) give out as one's portion or share
  21. (v) give (a specific card) to a player
  22. (v) sell

Derived Word(s)


  1. Poland's brash union organizer stood up to the Kremlin and dealt the Eastern bloc a fatal blow.
  2. Neshat dealt with her sense of displacement by trying to untangle the ideology of Islam through art.
  3. Most prostitution violations are dealt with at the state or municipal level, and attract little publicity.


  1. America's Cup scales back on seating, offers refunds

    By Ronnie Cohen SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco's troubled America's Cup sailing regatta was dealt another setback three weeks before the competition starts when organizers said they would refund tickets to watch early races and postponed plans to build temporary seating. The announcement by America's Cup officials late on Monday in the wake of last week's decision by Sweden's Artemis ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Cafe Society: Spring Street street life was dealt...

    Spring Street street life was dealt a blow last month when a bunch of restaurants were cited for unpermitted outdoor seating. Sidewalk tables are allowed, but the application process can take nine months and costs $2,000. But here comes City...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Curbed LA

  3. Two fires quickly dealt with; Not related

    Two fire calls within 90 minutes of each other in West Seattle were quickly dealt with the morning of June 10, The first was a debris pile that caught fire (unknown cause) in the 8800 block of 20th SW. Units arrived and resolved the matter. Then a call about 10 minutes to 11am in the 8600 block of 13th SW sent units out again. This time it was less clear but Operations Chief Tamilyn Nigretto on ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: West Seattle Herald


  1. MacAskill said the warm homecoming for al-Megrahi breached assurances from Libyan authorities that "any return would be dealt with in a low-key and sensitive fashion."
    on Aug 24, 2009 By: Kenny MacAskill Source: ABC News

  2. "This is a matter of urgency and of national security and it has to be dealt with in a serious way. That's what I intend my administration to do," Obama said.
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

  3. "Political interference will be dealt with by FIFA notwithstanding what kind of interference and what is the size of the country," Blatter told the media in Johannesburg last Wednesday, in reaction to the news from Nigeria .
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Sepp Blatter Source: The Zimbabwean

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