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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that is engaged in buying and selling: a used-car dealer; a drug dealer.
  • n. Games The one who distributes cards.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who deals things, especially automobiles; a middleman.
  • n. One who peddles illicit drugs, especially to teenagers.
  • n. A particular type of stock broker or trader.
  • n. The person who deals the cards in a card game.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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
  • n. One who distributes cards to the players.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. In card-playing, the player who distributes the cards.
  • n. In banking games, such as faro, the person who holds the cards which the players bet upon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a firm engaged in trading
  • n. a seller of illicit goods
  • n. the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account
  • n. the person who distributes the playing cards in a card game
  • n. someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold

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