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DEALER (dealer)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dealer mean? 

DEALER (noun)
  The noun DEALER has 5 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: DEALER used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEALER (noun)


Sense 1dealer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

bargainer; dealer; monger; trader

Hypernyms ("dealer" is a kind of...):

merchandiser; merchant (a businessperson engaged in retail trade)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dealer"):

horse trader (a hard bargainer)

hardwareman; ironmonger (someone who sells hardware)

mercer (a dealer in textiles (especially silks))

seedman; seedsman (a dealer in seeds)

slop-seller; slopseller (a dealer in cheap ready-made clothing)

stamp dealer (a dealer in stamps (whose customers are stamp collectors))

stock trader (someone who buys and sells stock shares)

fishmonger; fishwife (someone who sells fish)

fence (a dealer in stolen property)

draper (a dealer in fabrics and sewing materials (and sometimes in clothing and drygoods))

cutler (a dealer in cutlery)

barrow-boy; barrow-man; costermonger (a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrow)

cheesemonger (someone who sells cheese)

bibliopole; bibliopolist (a dealer in secondhand books (especially rare or curious books))

barterer (a trader who exchanges goods and not money)

art dealer (a dealer in works of art requiring esthetic evaluation)


Sense 2dealer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A firm engaged in trading

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("dealer" is a kind of...):

business firm; firm; house (the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dealer"):

car dealer (a firm that sells and buys cars)

computer dealer (a firm that sells and buys computers)

jewelry dealer; jewelry store (a firm that sells and buys jewelry)

truck dealer (a firm that sells and buys trucks)


Sense 3dealer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A seller of illicit goods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

a dealer in stolen goods

Hypernyms ("dealer" is a kind of...):

marketer; seller; trafficker; vender; vendor (someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dealer"):

drug dealer; drug peddler; drug trafficker; peddler; pusher (an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs)


Sense 4dealer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

dealer; principal

Hypernyms ("dealer" is a kind of...):

financier; moneyman (a person skilled in large scale financial transactions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dealer"):

broker-dealer (a financial specialist who trades for his own account and so acts both as a broker and principal)


Sense 5dealer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The person who distributes the playing cards in a card game

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("dealer" is a kind of...):

card player (someone who plays (or knows how to play) card games)


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