Distribute Definition

dĭ-strĭbyo͝ot
distributed, distributes, distributing
verb
distributed, distributes, distributing
To divide and give out in shares; allot.
Webster's New World
To scatter or spread out, as over a surface.
Webster's New World
To supply (goods) to retailers.
American Heritage
To deliver or pass out.
Distributing handbills on the street.
American Heritage
To put (things) in various distinct places.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Distribute

  • From Latin distributus, past participle of distribuere (“to divide, distribute”), from dis- (“apart”) + tribuere (“to give, impart”); see tribute.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English distributen from Latin distribuere distribūt- dis- apart dis– tribuere to give tribute

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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