dealer: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dē'lur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who buys and sells articles without altering their condition; trader or merchant, esp. a wholesaler: I got a dealer's discount on this coat.
  2. the player distributing the cards.
  3. a person who behaves or acts toward another or others in a specified manner: a plain dealer.
  4. a person who buys and sells drugs illegally.
  5. a person who buys securities for his or her account and retains them until sold to another. Cf.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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