Deal is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of deal, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
EXAMPLES - Deal in a Sentence
- That effectively makes my term deal for 1.5 years. (source)
- Bright Eyes, as well as a label deal for the Ferdinandos. (source)
- Aphilliates Music Group inked a label deal with Asylum Records. (source)
- I read that you were signed to a label deal before you even had a band. (source)
- Plus, players need to be notified as a courtesy, before a deal is announced. (source)
- So he decided to buy it at what he called a deal -- $500,00 versus, say, $800,00. (source)
- They passed up a label deal based on a refusal to change their then-shocking name. (source)
- Extricating ourselves from our label deal, we found ourselves sort of off deadline. (source)
- They didn't expect a label deal, especially not at a major label like Columbia Records. (source)
- They still don't have a record out or a label deal, but in the coming months, they'll play (source)
- "The birds have seen me look a great deal worse than this, a great _deal_ worse," said Jewel cheerfully. (source)
- The new label deal is the latest in a series of major shifts for "Idol" as it heads into its 10th season. (source)
- This deal is another indication that general managers weren't willing to pay high prices for a rental player. (source)
- It's all well and good for artists who can't get or don't want a label deal to use this model to make a living. (source)
- All titles will be priced at 1,200 Microsoft Points, so the latter deal translates as five for the price of four. (source)
- Gray still got a label deal from Simon Cowell's production company, as well as an extended acting gig on "Boston Public." (source)
- This deal is amazing as Volkswagen and Mercedes [a DaimlerChrysler division, as is Dodge] compete fiercely, especially in Europe. (source)
- I am hearing that Lil Scrappy has left Warner Brothers and inked a label deal for his Gz Up imprint through a label based in Atlanta. (source)
- He's looking at enhancing what he calls deal registration for such sales, meaning adding additional margins for partners that sell such bundles. (source)
- The band first appeared at SXSW in 2008, and Corsaro credited the festival with securing a label deal for the band and increasing its credibility. (source)
- And in the past hour, the Bush campaign offered what it calls a deal to end all legal challenges, if the Gore campaign accepts the 5: 00 p.m. vote count. (source)
- That is, aside from the fact that he's a singer, songwriter, and producer, has brought out two mixtapes in one year, and has signed a label deal with J Records. (source)
- After a label deal is signed and the new record is made, Vedera will do what has become second nature: hit the road, hard, either as a foursome or with a new member. (source)
- Last year the group went down to Austin without a label deal but with an EP and another album's worth of new recordings, financed by the frontman and drummer Don Blum. (source)
- Sharper, who had nine interceptions and three touchdowns in 2009 in leading the Saints to a win in Super Bowl XLIV, was seeking a lucrative, long-term deal from the team. (source)
- Libby's best bet -- cut the deal 'and squeal like a stuck Neo-Con pig? yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' Libby's best bet -- cut the deal 'and squeal like a stuck Neo-Con pig?' (source)
- The Giants aren't prepared to begin talks for a long-term deal, which isn't abnormal regarding players with fewer than two years of service, and Sandoval said he is "fine with that." (source)
- Relative to our business with THQ on a go-forward basis, we do have a deal with them, it's an eight-year deal, which is a nice long-term deal at considerably better terms for us again. (source)
- "What has set So So Def apart from other record labels is our being able to come up with what has never been seen, or heard before," says Dupri, who secured his label deal in 1993 at the age of 19. (source)
- This deal is the latest in a series that has seen Iraq purchase more than $5bn worth of US weapons since 2006, and inherit a significant amount of equipment left behind as part of the US redeployment. (source)
- He was acquired from the Dodgers in the trade for relief pitcher George Sherrill last July, and his .570 slugging percentage at Class AA Bowie (Md.) after the deal is his best at any minor league stop. (source)
- According to press reports, Stretch, who had recently set up a label deal, was with Tupac when the rap star was himself gunned down and robbed of his jewelry in the lobby of a New York recording studio. (source)
- Decca had been extremely interested in signing Peter Green when Greenie left Mayall, but they wouldn't offer Heir staff producer, Mike Vernon, a label deal for his Blue Horizon Records, for which Peter had agreed to record. (source)
- In terms of acreage, the deal is the largest since the seller, Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., bought a slightly larger parcel of Mission Bay land in 2005, according to San Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development. (source)
- Key sections of the title deal with neurotransmitter release, hormone metabolism and neurogenesis in response to stress stimuli, as well as the consequences of these factors on the immune system and the consequential behaviour of individuals. (source)
- Mushroom in the air, a flash of light No time for prayer, no time for flight Hells half acre, what we called the deal breaker A burnt child dreads as radiation spreads EMP shred, no more roof to go to bed Fallout rain, sustains eyes cherry red (source)
- MR: Let's say I'm somebody from Grey's Anatomy, and I have an unknown who doesn't have a label deal recording "Don't Stop Believing," in a mischievous faux Glee dream sequence. laughs Am I able to go to you, because you're not licensing a master at that point? (source)
- Mushroom in the air, a flash of light No time for prayer, no time for flight Hells half acre, what we called the deal breaker A burnt child dreads as radiation spreads EMP shred, no more roof to go to bed Fallout rain, sustains eyes cherry red The old man said, "Another hundred thousand dead?" (source)
- Besides working together, Moorer will be touring as part of her husband Steve Earle's band this year she performers on his forthcoming new album, "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive", while Lynne says she's "about halfway written" her follow-up to "Tears, Lies and Alibis," although she may seek another label deal this time out. (source)
- You have the option of heaping several cards on to one packet, or of merely placing a second row on the top of the first; but you must carefully count the cards as you place them, as each deal of twenty cards must be complete before any can be played -- (the cards that have been played _during the deal_ do not count among the twenty). (source)
- The last time Wilco starred in its own documentary, things were not going particularly well for the revered Chicago rockers: The band's principals, Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett, were splintering apart; drummer Ken Coomer had just quit; and the experimental, Americana-leaning group was in the process of losing its label deal with Reprise Records. (source)
- You then take up the next packet, and deal it out in the same manner, beginning on your right (if you are dealing No. 3, deal the first card on No. 4), and continue to deal out each packet till all are exhausted, _pausing between each deal to examine the packets and to make further combinations, and placing on the numerals any suitable cards that may have been produced by the fresh deal_, but the re-deal of each ground packet must be complete before placing cards on the numerals. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 66.0, which suggests that "deal" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 11 synonyms for deal.
accord, arrangement, buy, compromise, conception, contract, pact, pledge, prearrangement, transaction, understanding
We have 5 antonyms for deal.
denial, disagreement, dissension, misunderstanding, refusal
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of deal from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To give out as a share or portion; apportion.
- (verb-transitive) To distribute among several recipients. See Synonyms at distribute.
- (verb-transitive) To sell: deal prescriptions; deal cocaine.
- (verb-transitive) To administer; deliver: dealt him a blow to the stomach.
- (verb-transitive) Games To distribute (playing cards) among players.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A division, a portion, a share.
- (noun) An indefinite quantity or amount; a lot (now usually qualified by great or good).
- (verb) To distribute among a number of recipients, to give out as one’s portion or share.
- (verb) To administer or give out, as in small portions.
- (verb) To distribute cards to the players in a game.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A part or portion; a share; hence, an indefinite quantity, degree, or extent, degree, or extent
- (noun) The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the portion disturbed.
- (noun) Distribution; apportionment.
- (noun) An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; -- applied to stock speculations and political bargains.
- (noun) The division of a piece of timber made by sawing; a board or plank; particularly, a board or plank of fir or pine above seven inches in width, and exceeding six feet in length. If narrower than this, it is called a batten; if shorter, a deal end.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A part; portion; share.
- (noun) Hence An indefinite quantity, degree, or extent: as, a deal of time and trouble; a deal of snow; a deal of money. In this sense usually qualified with great or good: as, a great deal of labor; a good deal of one's time.
- (noun) The division or distribution of cards in playing; the act or practice of dealing; the right or privilege of distributing the cards; a single round, during which all the cards dealt at one time are played.
- (noun) Hence, a bargain or arrangement among a number of persons for mutual advantage as against others; a secret commercial or political transaction for the exclusive benefit of those engaged in it: as, a deal in wheat or cotton; they made a deal for the division of the offices.
- (None) To divide; part; separate; hence, to divide in portions; apportion; distribute, as, in card-playing, to give to each player the proper number of cards: often followed by out.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
- (noun) wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
- (verb) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
- (verb) come to terms with
- (verb) give (a specific card) to a player