distribute verb

1 give sth out

ADV. equally, fairly | unequally | widely The leaflets have been widely distributed. | free Copies of the book were distributed free to each school in the district.

PREP. among We distributed the money equally among the team members. | between, to distributing aid to people in need

2 spread sth

ADV. evenly, uniformly Wealth is not evenly distributed between age groups. | unevenly | randomly Smokers were randomly distributed in the sample interviewed. | patchily, sparsely

PREP. among, between, throughout There are over 35,000 species of orchid distributed throughout the world.