verb (used with object), dis·trib·ut·ed, dis·trib·ut·ing.
- to roll out (ink) on the table to attain the proper consistency.
- to return (type) to the proper place after printing.
- distributed array processor,
- distributed data processing,
- distributed logic,
- distributed practice
Origin of distribute
Examples from the Web for distribute
Surenos are told when to workout, who to associate with and how to distribute any funds they make from illegal activity.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pinch it with your fingers until it makes large crumbles and distribute it on the berries (it will not cover them entirely).The Barefoot Contessa Knows How To Make Us Crumble|Ina Garten|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To be sure, it had plenty of big newspaper plants, but could we bring our papers back to Baltimore in time to distribute them?The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rather than focus on building large centralized plants, why not distribute solar power across a bunch of rooftops?
He blanched when it came time to plunge, invest the money, press, and distribute.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters|Alex Belth|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But immediately after making this pious pact they began to distribute among themselves the spoils of war.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
Bernardo immediately set to work to distribute his fortune among the poor.Life of St. Francis of Assisi|Paul Sabatier
Captain Mayo had declared that he knew where to find faithful workers when it came time to distribute jobs.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
Socialism does not propose to abolish property or distribute wealth.Twentieth Century Socialism|Edmond Kelly
Don't get the idea that Dick is going to distribute five-dollar gold pieces along the route, Simon.Dick Hamilton's Fortune|Howard R. Garis
Word Origin for distribute
early 15c., "to deal out or apportion," from Latin distributus, past participle of distribuere "to divide, distribute" (see distribution). Related: Distributable; distributed; distributing.