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
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Contemporary Examples of distributing
And in many cases al-Shabab insisted on distributing the aid, keeping much of it for itself, according to ODI.U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS
October 20, 2014
Africans are on the front lines of humanitarian efforts, distributing life-saving aid in dangerous environments.Why the US-Africa Summit Was Important and Why It Wasn't Enough
August 9, 2014
Sewage pipes burst on the 7th floor of the building, distributing a strong, rotten smell that seemed to match the mood.The Rot Among the Rebels in Ukraine
May 31, 2014
The filmmakers, on their part, have accused Bergé of distributing letters to parties associated with the film to try to stop it.Unauthorized ‘Saint Laurent’ Biopic: Quel Scandale!
May 20, 2014
He has spent the past three years working on Real Life, his first feature film which Paramount is distributing.The Stacks: The Inimitable Albert Brooks Caught at the Dawn of His Movie Career
April 13, 2014
Historical Examples of distributing
And who could be more just than he in distributing the luscious prize?Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
She splashes her sex about as if she were distributing handbills.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
Such a condition unsettling the distributing markets, would be intolerable.The Fabric of Civilization
The records of every distributing station were constantly checked by the Americans.Herbert Hoover
And his stewards fell to distributing the stores at once, and serving up a banquet.Cyropaedia
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.