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 (pər-vā′, pûr′vā′)
tr.v. pur·veyed, pur·vey·ing, pur·veys
1. To supply or sell (food, for example).
2. To seek to disseminate: ideas purveyed by political extremists.

[Middle English purveien, from Anglo-Norman purveier, from Latin prōvidēre; see provide.]

pur·vey′ance n.


vb (tr)
1. to sell or provide (commodities, esp foodstuffs) on a large scale
2. to publish or make available (lies, scandal, etc)
(Cookery) Scot the food and drink laid on at a wedding reception, etc
[C13: from Old French porveeir, from Latin prōvidēre to provide]



to supply (esp. food or provisions), usu. as a business.
[1250–1300; Middle English purveien < Anglo-French purveier « Latin prōvidēre to foresee, provide for. See provide]
pur•vey′or, n.


Past participle: purveyed
Gerund: purveying

I purvey
you purvey
he/she/it purveys
we purvey
you purvey
they purvey
I purveyed
you purveyed
he/she/it purveyed
we purveyed
you purveyed
they purveyed
Present Continuous
I am purveying
you are purveying
he/she/it is purveying
we are purveying
you are purveying
they are purveying
Present Perfect
I have purveyed
you have purveyed
he/she/it has purveyed
we have purveyed
you have purveyed
they have purveyed
Past Continuous
I was purveying
you were purveying
he/she/it was purveying
we were purveying
you were purveying
they were purveying
Past Perfect
I had purveyed
you had purveyed
he/she/it had purveyed
we had purveyed
you had purveyed
they had purveyed
I will purvey
you will purvey
he/she/it will purvey
we will purvey
you will purvey
they will purvey
Future Perfect
I will have purveyed
you will have purveyed
he/she/it will have purveyed
we will have purveyed
you will have purveyed
they will have purveyed
Future Continuous
I will be purveying
you will be purveying
he/she/it will be purveying
we will be purveying
you will be purveying
they will be purveying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been purveying
you have been purveying
he/she/it has been purveying
we have been purveying
you have been purveying
they have been purveying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been purveying
you will have been purveying
he/she/it will have been purveying
we will have been purveying
you will have been purveying
they will have been purveying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been purveying
you had been purveying
he/she/it had been purveying
we had been purveying
you had been purveying
they had been purveying
I would purvey
you would purvey
he/she/it would purvey
we would purvey
you would purvey
they would purvey
Past Conditional
I would have purveyed
you would have purveyed
he/she/it would have purveyed
we would have purveyed
you would have purveyed
they would have purveyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.purvey - supply with provisions
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"


1. communicate, publish, spread, pass on, transmit, make available He accused me of purveying `silly gossip' about practices in schools.
2. supply, provide, sell, retail, provision, cater, trade in, deal in, furnish, victual two restaurants that purvey Indonesian food


[pɜːˈveɪ] VT (frm) → proveer, suministrar, abastecer


vt (form) (= sell)verkaufen; to purvey something to somebody (= supply)jdm etw liefern; food alsojdn mit etw beliefern; information alsojdn mit etw versorgen
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Behold, Nature ashamed, or, better to express, Troubled, that thou shouldst hunger, hath purveyed From all the elements her choicest store, To treat thee as beseems, and as her Lord With honour.
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