What does distributor mean?

Definitions for distributor
dɪˈstrɪb yə tərdis·trib·u·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distributor, distributernoun

    someone who markets merchandise

  2. allocator, distributornoun

    a person with authority to allot or deal out or apportion

  3. distributornoun

    a company that markets merchandise

    "his company is a large distributor of software products"

  4. distributor, distributer, electrical distributornoun

    electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence


  1. distributornoun

    One who distributes, a thing that distributes.

  2. distributornoun

    In an internal combustion engine, the device that distributes current to the spark plugs.


  1. Distributor

    A distributor is an electric and mechanical device used in the ignition system of older spark ignition engines. The distributor's main function is to route electricity from the ignition coil to each spark plug at the correct time.


  1. distributor

    A distributor is a person or an entity that buys products from manufacturers or wholesalers and sells them to retailers, other businesses, or directly to end consumers. Distributors play a key role in supply chains by making products and services available for purchase in various markets. They often provide added services such as delivery, marketing, and after-sales service. Their aim is to maximize the exposure and availability of the manufacturer’s products.


  1. Distributor

    A distributor is a device in the ignition system of an internal combustion engine that routes high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plugs in the correct firing order. The first reliable battery operated ignition was developed by Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co. and introduced in the 1910 Cadillac. This ignition was developed by Charles Kettering and was considered a wonder in its day.

Editors Contribution

  1. distributor

    A person who distributes commodities, goods or products.

    The regional distributor for the that brand of honey were located near the bee farm.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  

  2. distributor

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles to distribute.

    There are electrical distributors among other types of products.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distributor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distributor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of distributor in a Sentence

  1. Colin Hanks:

    We're here to find a distributor. That's what this whole festival is about for us.

  2. Ray Peters:

    Everyone is reporting up, every store, every salesman, every distributor, people are more aware of the need to protect themselves.

  3. Kamal Jayasinghe:

    We have held their re-registration and informed the distributor to submit quality reports from an accredited laboratory to ensure there is no asbestos in their products.

  4. Charlie Campbell:

    We built this brand one bottle at a time, one glass at a time, in great restaurants across the U.S., the connection with our restaurant accounts has been relationship-based. Here in California, we are own distributor. We don’t have a middleman. Other distributors push wine into accounts. We’ve created a model where our customers are pulling -- they come in and ask.

  5. Dan Distel:

    In order to maintain accurate labeling, you have to track it from the fisherman, who is sometimes in remote locations or in the developing world. And then you track it through a variety of middlemen to the distributor, the store, to the high school kids stocking the shelves. There are a lot of places where things could go wrong.

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