Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

distribute (something) over (something)

To apply something to something else. You need to distribute stain remover over the entire discolored area to have any hope of cleaning it up.
See also: distribute, over

distribute (something) to (someone)

To pass something out, usually to each person in a group. I'll have the volunteers distribute pamphlets to the audience before I begin my lecture.
See also: distribute

distribute something over something

to spread something over something or over an area. Distribute the icing over the entire cake. Walter distributed the sand over the icy spots.
See also: distribute, over

distribute something to someone

to give out something to someone. Can you distribute this clothing to the needy people who live around here? I will distribute the ice cream to the party guests.
See also: distribute
References in periodicals archive ?
Lynn said expanding Project Fair Play to also report churches that distribute biased voter guides -- whether they promote Republicans, Democrats or candidates from other parties -- seemed a logical step.
96-30),(69) but the distribution does not prevent such a takeover, the distributing corporation arguably can distribute the controlled corporation with no plan that another party would acquire 50 percent or more of the stock of the distributing or controlled corporation.
128) Under the section 355(a)(1)(D) control test, the distributing corporation is required to be in control (again, 80 percent of the voting power and 80 percent of each other class of stock) of the controlled corporation immediately before the distribution, and the distributing corporation must distribute to its shareholders all of its stock in the controlled corporation.
The PTI bypass election: In some situations, a corporation with both PTI and AE&P may want to distribute AE&P first.
If X elected to bypass AAA and PTI, it could distribute $5,000 and eliminate its AE&P.
In this situation, Jacorp can distribute $5,000 in cash and tract #3 (with a net equity of $55,000) in redemption of John's stock without recognizing gain.
As a general rule, however, assets with basis in excess of FMV should not be distributed to a shareholder because the potential loss cannot be used by either the corporation or the distribute shareholder.
In addition, the trust authorized the trustee to distribute all or a portion of the corpus to one of the two named beneficiaries.
The three choices produce the same net taxable result for Dick in the current year, except that by making the election to distribute AE&P, the investment interest expense has been used, and the AE&P balance has been reduced by $30,000.
Rather than transmitting update files individually to each distributed server in turn, companies can use OmniCast to distribute to them all in a single transfer.
This implementation distributes the management task across multiple storage servers, eliminating any single point of failure and allowing the management function to scale as the cluster scales.
If the corporation distributes the land to shareholder Adams, X has $50 of taxable income, its earnings and profits are increased by $50 and Adams has received a $200 distribution which--if there are no other current or accumulated earnings and profits--represents a $50 dividend and a $150 return of basis and capital gain.
If a corporation distributes nonappreciated assets and keeps its appreciated assets, either Distributing or Controlled can be acquired without gain recognition.
Full browser ?