DISTRIBUTE, v.t. L., to give or divide.
1. To divide among two or more; to deal; to give or bestow in parts or portions. Moses distributed lands to the tribes of Israel. Christ distributed the loaves to his disciples.
2. To dispense; to administer; as, to distribute justice.
3. To divide or separate, as into classes, orders, kinds or species.
4. To give in charity.
Distributing to the necessities of the saints. Romans 12.
5. In printing, to separate types, and place them in their proper cells in the cases.