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distribute

v. 1) the dividing up of those assets of an estate or trust when someone has died according to the terms of the deceased's will or trust, or in absence of a will, according to the laws of descent and distribution. 2) division of profits or assets of a corporation or business. (See: probate, will, trust, descent and distribution, corporation)

distribute

verb admeasure, administer, allocate, allot, appropriate, arrange, array, assign, assign places to, assort, class, classify, deal, decentralize, dispense, disseminate, distribuere, divide, dividere, dole, file, give out, mete, parcel out, portion out, prorate, ration, scatter, set in order, share, sort, sow, space, spread, systematize
Associated concepts: distributed among creditors, distribbted because of liquidation, distribution of an estate
See also: administer, allocate, allot, apportion, arrange, assign, bequeath, bestow, cast, circulate, classify, deploy, detail, diffuse, disburse, dispense, disperse, dispose, disseminate, dole, expend, file, fix, give, grant, intersperse, issue, marshal, mete, parcel, partition, post, prorate, publish, sort, split, spread, subdivide, supply, tender

distribute

see DISTRIBUTION.
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In the collected edition the poems are printed with the dates, so far as can be ascertained, in the order of their composition--an arrangement which has indisputable recommendations for the student of Wordsworth's genius; though the former method of distributing his work into large groups of subject had its value, as throwing light upon his poetic motives, and more especially as coming from himself.
At Tarzan's suggestion Smith-Oldwick removed the remaining water and provisions from the plane and, distributing the burden among them, they set off toward the south.
Slaves were passing among the guests, distributing small musical instruments of a single string.
And after supper they worked until ten o'clock, under the blazing electric lights, until the last piece of under-clothing was ironed and folded away in the distributing room.
When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.
Then a man came in and began distributing the English examination sheets.
Fyne smiled mechanically (she had splendid teeth) while distributing tea and bread and butter.
liberating debtors, and distributing land to the people and his followers, and wanting to be so kind and good to every one!
When thou sattest in thine isle, a well of wine giving and granting amongst empty buckets, bestowing and distributing amongst the thirsty:
You see a woman in a great party in a splendid saloon, surrounded by faithful admirers, distributing sparkling glances, dressed to perfection, curled, rouged, smiling and happy--Discovery walks respectfully up to her, in the shape of a huge powdered man with large calves and a tray of ices--with Calumny (which is as fatal as truth) behind him, in the shape of the hulking fellow carrying the wafer-biscuits.
In the trembling circles of shadow cast by the leaves, at a table, covered with a white cloth, and set with coffeepot, bread-and-butter, cheese, and cold game, sat the princess in a high cap with lilac ribbons, distributing cups and bread-and-butter.
She found a peasant and his wife, hard working, bent down by care and labour, distributing a scanty meal to five hungry babes.