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Definitions of purvey

  1. supply with provisions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Purveyance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions, or the like. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. To procure; to get. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. To purchase provisions; to provide; to make provision. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To pander; -- with to. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To provide; procure, as provisions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To purchase provisions or food. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To provide, esp. with conveniences: to procure. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To provide: to buy in provisions. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To provide; procure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To provide (supplies). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Purveyor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To provide, specially with conveniences; to procure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To purchase provisions; to provide. See Provide. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To provide; to buy in provisions; to supply, as provisions. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. pur-v[=a]', v.t, to provide, esp. with conveniences: to procure.--v.i. to provide: to buy in provisions for several persons: (with to) to pander.--ns. PURVEY'ANCE, the act of purveying: a procuring of victuals: that which is supplied: the former royal prerogative of pre-emption of necessaries; PURVEY'OR, one who provides victuals: an officer who formerly exacted provisions for the use of the king's household: a procurer. [O. Fr. porvoir (Fr. pourvoir)--L. provid[=e]re, to provide.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Provide, supply, (articles of food) as one\'s business; make provision, act as purveyor, (for person, army, &c.). [Anglo-French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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