Definition of dealer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdēlər/


1A person or business that buys and sells goods: a car dealer
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  • Like any business, car dealers have only so much money to spend on advertising.
  • He is said to have been active as a business consultant and property dealer.
  • One, a senior British former soldier and arms dealer, closed his business and left the country.
1.1A person who buys and sells shares, securities, or other financial assets as a principal (rather than as a broker or agent). See also broker-dealer.
Example sentences
  • There's no doubt the market thinks so, with dealers marking down its shares a mere 10p to 1620p on this news.
  • Under dealer principal Eugene Cranley, the company started up in Glasthule before moving to the present location some years ago.
  • Volume in the shares was high - dealers said some small shareholders were selling out but most of the trading was down to institutional shareholders.
1.2 informal A person who buys and sells drugs: he posed as a dealer willing to buy heroin
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  • The edition, which was expected to fetch up to £10,000, was bought by a book dealer in Bristol.
  • Although we bought calves locally for rearing, we sometimes bought them from a dealer in Cheshire.
  • The painting of Calais, being sold by a dealer in Hampshire, was also snapped up for the gallery.
2The player who distributes the cards at the start of a game or hand.
Example sentences
  • At the beginning of the game, the dealer deals to each player until the deck is exhausted.
  • The game begins with the dealer flipping a card face-up in front of the person to his or her left.
  • The early surrender rule allows the player to throw in the hand before the dealer checks the hole card for a Blackjack.

Words that rhyme with dealer

appealer, candela, Coahuila, concealer, feeler, healer, Keeler, kneeler, Leila, peeler, Philomela, reeler, revealer, Schiele, sealer, sheila, Shelagh, spieler, squealer, stealer, tequila, velar, Vila, wheeler, wheeler-dealer

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Syllabification: deal·er

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