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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distribute  \Dis*trib"ute\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  distribution. 
 
  Distributing  to  the  necessity  of  saints.  --Rom.  xii. 
  13. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distribute  \Dis*trib"ute\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Distributed};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Distributing}.]  [L.  distributus  p.  p.  of 
  distribuere  to  divide,  distribute;  dis-  +  tribuere  to  assign, 
  give  allot.  See  {Tribute}.] 
  1.  To  divide  among  several  or  many  to  deal  out  to 
  apportion;  to  allot. 
 
  She  did  distribute  her  goods  to  all  them  that  were 
  nearest  of  kindred.  --Judith  xvi. 
  24. 
 
  2.  To  dispense;  to  administer;  as  to  distribute  justice. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  divide  or  separate,  as  into  classes,  orders  kinds,  or 
  species;  to  classify;  to  assort,  as  specimens,  letters, 
  etc 
 
  4.  (Printing) 
  a  To  separate  (type  which  has  been  used)  and  return  it 
  to  the  proper  boxes  in  the  cases. 
  b  To  spread  (ink)  evenly,  as  upon  a  roller  or  a  table. 
 
  5.  (Logic)  To  employ  (a  term)  in  its  whole  extent;  to  take  as 
  universal  in  one  premise. 
 
  A  term  is  said  to  be  distributed  when  it  is  taken 
  universal,  so  as  to  stand  for  everything  it  is 
  capable  of  being  applied  to  --Whately. 
 
  Syn:  To  dispense;  deal  out  apportion;  allot;  share;  assign; 
  divide. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distribute 
  v  1:  administer  or  bestow,  as  in  small  portions;  "administer 
  critical  remarks  to  everyone  present";  "dole  out  some 
  money";  "shell  out  pocket  money  for  the  children";  "deal 
  a  blow  to  someone"  [syn:  {administer},  {mete  out},  {deal}, 
  {parcel  out},  {lot},  {dispense},  {shell  out},  {deal  out}, 
  {dish  out},  {allot},  {dole  out}] 
  2:  distribute  or  disperse  widely;  "The  invaders  spread  their 
  language  all  over  the  country"  [syn:  {spread}]  [ant:  {gather}] 
  3:  make  available;  "The  publisher  wants  to  distribute  the  book 
  in  Asia" 
  4:  give  out  freely  [syn:  {give  away},  {give  out},  {hand  out}] 
  5:  cause  to  be  distributed;  "This  letter  is  circulating  among 
  the  faculty"  [syn:  {circulate},  {pass  around},  {pass  on}] 
  6:  as  of  information  [syn:  {circulate},  {circularize},  {circularise}, 
  {disseminate},  {propagate},  {broadcast},  {spread},  {diffuse}, 
  {disperse},  {pass  around}] 
  7:  to  arrange  in  a  stack  or  pile;  "stagger  the  chairs  in  the 
  lecture  hall"  [syn:  {stack},  {stagger}] 




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