from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Transactions or relations with others, usually in business.
  • noun Method or manner of conduct in relation to others; treatment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Practice; doings; conduct; behavior.
  • noun Conduct in relation to others; treatment: as, the dealings of a father with his children; God's dealings with men: usually in the plural.
  • noun Intercourse in buying and selling; traffic; business: as, New York merchants have extensive dealings with all the world.
  • noun Intercourse of business or friendship; communication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of one who deals; distribution of anything, as of cards to the players; method of business; traffic; intercourse; transaction.
  • noun insincere, treacherous dealing; duplicity.
  • noun fair, sincere, honorable dealing; honest, outspoken expression of opinion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of deal.

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

  • noun the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
  • noun method or manner of conduct in relation to others


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