Definition of dealing in English:

dealing

noun

  • 1dealingsBusiness relations or transactions.

    ‘they had dealings with an insurance company’
    • ‘A hundred years ago Bradford's beautiful Wool Exchange resounded with dealings of bowler-hatted haggling merchants.’
    • ‘Soros professes his allegiance to two masters: maximizing private profit in his market dealings and the public good in his philanthropy.’
    • ‘We're certainly looking into real estate transactions and business dealings.’
    • ‘The probe appears to center on his dealings with several businesses in his district, including one that reportedly paid off some of his credit card bills’
    • ‘They have achieved that through sound business dealings and good management.’
    • ‘A senior figure from the business community likened his dealings with Mulvihill to those with Japanese businessmen.’
    • ‘As a result, the firm will need to have very scrupulous business practices in its dealings with those to whom it sells its services.’
    • ‘She too was upset at city council for backroom dealings.’
    • ‘Settlements and compromises in business dealings are made through mediation and discussion.’
    • ‘This focus on broader engagement is further emphasised when it comes to the organisation's dealings with the business community.’
    • ‘There are millions who never resort to violence or abuse others, who never are dishonest, selfish or greedy in their business dealings.’
    • ‘He knew them from previous dealings on behalf of the company of which he had been a director.’
    • ‘Now this is, by all outward appearances, an adult, grown woman who seemed to have her faculties about her and could engage in reasonable dealings in the business world.’
    • ‘As a consequence of their experience dealing with the private sector, the public is becoming accustomed to transparent transactions in their commercial dealings.’
    • ‘Tang has asked the public to put up with a jittery stock market while his government cracks down on illicit dealings among politicians and businessmen.’
    • ‘After bringing the railways to the city, he fell from grace over dodgy financial dealings.’
    • ‘Neither had been unduly concerned about the initial probe into foreign exchange dealings at the bank.’
    • ‘All sides were bound by shady dealings in drugs and weapons.’
    • ‘Whatever your feelings about his illegal dealings with an Indian bookmaker, he was a real leader of men.’
    • ‘I have never had any financial dealings or any financial contact with him, " added Mr Lowry.’
    business methods, business practices, business, commerce, trading, trafficking, marketing, merchandising, transactions, financial transactions
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    1. 1.1 A personal connection or association with someone.
      ‘my dealings with the gentler sex’
      • ‘A kind, good natured and most conscientious gentleman, Jimmy was well qualified in his career and always brought the personal touch to his dealings with people.’
      • ‘The service provided guarantees complete confidentiality in all dealings and contacts with victims and all services are provided free of charge.’
      • ‘The original draft called for associates to refrain from ‘all social intercourse and dealings with disloyal persons’.’
      • ‘I think one thing about it is just that day to day, in my dealings with people, my mother raised me right, so I try to be polite.’
      • ‘Yet, he was most diplomatic in his dealings with people of other persuasions, always respecting their views and loyalties.’
      • ‘In fact, stereotypical thinking plays a more powerful role in our dealings with people from other cultures than we care to admit.’
      • ‘They emphasised that volunteers must be non-judgmental in their dealings with people and non-directive in their counselling.’
      • ‘Does that also make me less open in my dealings with my fellow man?’
      • ‘But I know from everyday dealings with people dealing with difficult moral situations that the subtlety or complexity of the issues they face can be almost overwhelming.’
      • ‘So it is little surprise that teachers feel this collapse of their authority in their dealings with young people.’
      • ‘The strange thing is I hardly know the fellow and have had no personal dealings with him.’
      • ‘Pleasant and affable in his dealings with people, he commanded great regard throughout the community.’
      • ‘A man of many noble qualities, Frank was always conscientious in his dealings with people.’
      • ‘He was a thoroughly ethical person in all his dealings, personal and political.’
      • ‘I said that I'd always kept all my dealings and associations out in the open, and that I wouldn't do it, thank you.’
      • ‘‘Confidence in the system starts with people's everyday dealings with the police,’ Wallace rightly points out.’
      • ‘I'm finding that I'm starting to incorporate honesty a bit more often into my dealings with people lately.’
      • ‘He is a people person, as is demonstrated in his career, which meant constant dealings with people, and in his concern about the problems of people of all ages in New Zealand.’
      • ‘My only direct dealing with the intelligence services was as a Minister of the Crown involved in a citizenship case.’
      • ‘He was very gracious in his dealings with people.’
      relations, relationship, association, connections, contact, intercourse, interchange, communication, negotiations, bargaining, operations, transactions, proceedings
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  • 2The activity of buying and selling a particular commodity.

    ‘share dealings’
    ‘drug dealing’
    • ‘Most of them relate to the failure of directors to notify dealings in shares within the prescribed period, which is five days.’
    • ‘He denied using false names or addresses in his car dealings.’
    • ‘That same day the Department of Trade and Industry announced it was to re-open its inquiry into his share dealings.’
    • ‘Three were imprisoned for robbery, one for theft and one for drug dealing.’
    • ‘The late Mr. Carroll was a farmer by occupation and was involved in the cattle dealing business in his younger days.’
    • ‘In 1995 angry shareholders wrote to the department demanding an inquiry amid allegations of improper share dealings by the controlling director of the company.’
    • ‘Regrettably, no shareholder asked any questions about the substantial director share dealings that have taken place in recent months.’
    • ‘Most Americans will not give two hoots that share dealings start in New York today, and who can blame them?’
    • ‘Share dealing can be accomplished with just a couple of clicks of the mouse or even down the telephone line.’
    • ‘Alien smugglers are also often involved in murder and drug dealings, so local officials believe their efforts will have a multiplier effect on other crime.’
    • ‘Drug dealing was perceived to be the biggest problem by around 10 per cent of both groups who completed the questionnaire.’
    • ‘There are few issues more contentious than directors' share dealings.’
    • ‘However, defence witnesses have claimed that the state of the negotiations at the time of the share dealing was so uncertain as to make any knowledge non-price sensitive.’
    • ‘Police will also have the power to charge owners or managers allowing the dealing of drugs.’
    • ‘Drug dealing is not simply a business transaction: it exploits people.’
    • ‘But criminal laws already exist which prohibit such racist harassment, along with the drug dealing and violence the government says it wants to stamp out.’
    • ‘Mrs Wood said 50 of the tablets in his house belonged to a friend and that all his drug dealing had been to ‘friends and acquaintances’.’
    • ‘An investor tracking the directors' share dealings would have made substantial gains and significantly outperformed the market.’
    • ‘Share dealing is supposed to be people risking their money in order to gain high profits.’
    • ‘He used Rease as one of a number of ‘foot soldiers’ to front lucrative crack dealing businesses in the city.’

Pronunciation

dealing

/ˈdiːlɪŋ/