[ verb ] 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"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
`` This is one of the major items in the Fulton_County general assistance program '' , the jury said , but the State_Welfare_Department `` has seen_fit to distribute these funds through the welfare departments of all the counties in the state with the exception of Fulton_County , which receives none of_this money .(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
The latter now furnishes the area with electricity distributed from a modern sub-station at Manchester_Depot which was put into operation February 19 , 1930 and was improved in January 1942 by the installation of larger transformers .
[ verb ] distribute or disperse widely
"The invaders spread their language all over the country"
Used in print(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)
This calculation results in an enthalpy rise which is somewhat high because it assumes a mass flow equally distributed over the plug cross_section whereas in_reality the mass velocity is expected to be smaller in the regions of higher temperatures .(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
These were increased both in number and in size , contained prominent nucleoli , and were distributed throughout the fiber ( Figs. 2 - 5 ) .(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)
A study of the distribution of WTV antigen within the pseudophloem cells indicates that it is irregularly distributed in the cytoplasm .(John Hazard Wildman, "Take It Off," The Arizona...)
This_evening , they were pushed in from the breakfast room , with odds_and_ends of dessert distributed over them .
[ verb ] make available
"The publisher wants to distribute the book in Asia"
Used in print("Editorials"...)
Friends , a picture magazine distributed by Chevrolet dealers , describes a paramilitary_organization of employees of the Gulf_Telephone_Company at Foley , Alabama .(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
According_to the Food_and_Drug_Administration ( FDA ) , `` Doctor '' Ghadiali , Dr._Albert_Abrams and his clique , and Dr._Wilhelm_Reich - to name three notorious device quacks - succeeded , respectively , in distributing 10000 , 5000 , and 2000 fake health machines .
[ verb ] make a gift of
"She gave away her antique furniture"
Used in print(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
An occasional traveler from Italy brought news of Peter_Robert , who was now distributing his Bible among the Waldensian peasants .
[ verb ] cause to be distributed
"This letter is circulating among the faculty"
Used in print(Guideposts BR-E01. Mr. America, 4:6 (November, 1961)...)
Today more_than a_thousand industries distribute me to their employees .
[ verb ] cause to become widely known
"spread information" "circulate a rumor" "broadcast the news"
Used in print(Rhode Island Development Council. Annual Report 1960....)
1184 copies of the R._I._Directory of Manufacturers were distributed :
[ verb ] be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses
[ verb ] spread throughout a given area
"the function distributes the values evenly"
[ verb ] be mathematically distributive