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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·trib·ute /dɪˈstrɪbjət, ||ˈdɪstrɪˌbjut/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·trib·ute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distributed; p. pr. & vb. n. Distributing.]
 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.
 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·trib·ute, v. i. To make distribution.
    Distributing to the necessity of saints.   --Rom. xii. 13.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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; "The teacher handed out the exams" [syn: give out,
          hand out]
      5: cause to be distributed; "This letter is circulating among
         the faculty" [syn: circulate, pass around, pass on]
      6: cause to become widely known; "spread information";
         "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news" [syn: circulate,
          circularize, circularise, disseminate, propagate,
          broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass
      7: spread throughout a given area; "the function distributes
         the values evenly"
      8: be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses;
         "Values distribute"
      9: be mathematically distributive
      10: to arrange in a systematic order; "stagger the chairs in the
          lecture hall" [syn: stagger]