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DEALINGS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dealings mean? 

DEALINGS (noun)
  The noun DEALINGS has 3 senses:

1. social or verbal interchange (usually followed by 'with')
2. mutual dealings or connections or communications among persons or groups
3. the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)

  Familiarity information: DEALINGS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEALINGS (noun)


Sense 1dealings [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Social or verbal interchange (usually followed by 'with')

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dealings; traffic

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

give-and-take; interchange; reciprocation (mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information))

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

relation ((usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups)


Sense 2dealings [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mutual dealings or connections or communications among persons or groups

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

relations; dealings

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

social relation (a relation between living organisms (especially between people))


Sense 3dealings [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

transaction; dealing; dealings

Context examples:

no transactions are possible without him / he has always been honest is his dealings with me

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

group action (action taken by a group of people)

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

rental; renting (the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car))

borrowing (obtaining funds from a lender)

uptick (a transaction in the stock market at a price above the price of the preceding transaction)

downtick (a transaction in the stock market at a price below the price of the preceding transaction)

business deal; deal; trade (a particular instance of buying or selling)

exchange (the act of giving something in return for something received)

transfer; transference (transferring ownership)

operations; trading operations (financial transactions at a brokerage; having to do with the execution of trades and keeping customer records)

affairs (transactions of professional or public interest)

commerce; commercialism; mercantilism (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))

Instance hyponyms:

Seward's Folly (the transaction in 1867 in which the United States secretary of state William Henry Seward purchased Alaska from Russia)


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