from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Food, clothing, or money given to the needy.
  • noun A folder or leaflet circulated free of charge.
  • noun A sheet or sheets of paper containing topical information, distributed to people attending a speech, lecture, or meeting.
  • noun A prepared news or publicity release.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In hand-ball, hand-tennis, and similar sports, the condition of the game when the striker is out and the players change places.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun money or an object given in or as in a charitable gesture; -- also used of government disbursements to individuals for welfare.
  • noun a printed circular distributed gratis, usually for political or advertising purposes.
  • noun a printed statement distributed, usually to the news media.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A worksheet, leaflet, or pamphlet that is given out (usually by hand) for a certain use.
  • noun A gift to the poor or needy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun giving money or food or clothing to a needy person
  • noun an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
  • verb give to several people


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