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distribute

 
Verb distribute has 10 senses
  1. distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out - 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"
    --1 is one way to give
    Derived forms: noun distribution3, noun distributor2, noun distributer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  2. spread, distribute - distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
    Derived form: noun distribution3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. distribute - make available; "The publisher wants to distribute the book in Asia"
    --3 is one way to
    transfer
    Derived forms: noun distribution4, noun distributor1, noun distributer1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue distribute the movie
  4. distribute, give out, hand out - give out; "The teacher handed out the exams"
    --4 is one way to give, gift, present
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  5. circulate, pass around, pass on, distribute - cause to be distributed; "This letter is circulating among the faculty"
    --5 is one way to move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  6. circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around - cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
    --6 is one way to publicize, publicise, air, bare
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. distribute - spread throughout a given area; "the function distributes the values evenly"
    --7 is one way to
    spread, scatter, spread out
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  8. distribute - be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses; "Values distribute"
    --8 is one way to
    exist, be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  9. distribute - be mathematically distributive
    --9 is one way to
    be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  10. stagger, distribute - to arrange in a systematic order; "stagger the chairs in the lecture hall"
    --10 is one way to arrange, set up
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
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