Origin of distributed
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.
Origin of distribute
Synonyms for distribute
Related Words for distributedscattered, appropriated, diffuse, divided, rationed, dealt, allotted, allocated
Examples from the Web for distributed
Contemporary Examples of distributed
Even Sony Pictures Classics, who distributed the Before trilogy?Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange
December 27, 2014
While food is distributed to families, children living on the UN base in Bentiu continue to struggle with malnutrition.‘There was no food, no more water lilies’
October 31, 2014
In 1985, the mayor of Dearborn distributed fliers about the growing “Arab problem.”These Candidates Are Courting the Muslim Vote
October 15, 2014
After it reached Ethiopia, the contents were distributed and sold out in under two weeks.'Made in China' Now Being Made in Africa
August 23, 2014
It will only be distributed to select bars and at official company events.When a Modern-Day Indiana Jones Met an Adventurous Gin Distiller
July 8, 2014
Historical Examples of distributed
Copies were also directed to be distributed through the district.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
They were distributed among the captains of the fleet for transportation to Athens.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
We were distributed about the ship, and ordered to go to work.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Photographs of the outlaw were obtained and distributed among the men.The Hunted Outlaw
And in fact they soon had provisions to spare and distributed them among the poor.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
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.