purveyor


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pur·vey·or

 (pər-vā′ər)
n.
1. One that furnishes or sells something, especially food.
2. One that promulgates something: a purveyor of lies.

purveyor

(pəˈveɪə)
n
1. (often plural) a person, organization, etc, that supplies food and provisions
2. a person who spreads, repeats, or sells (information, lies, etc)
3. a person or thing that habitually provides or supplies a particular thing or quality: a purveyor of humour.
4. (Historical Terms) history an officer providing or exacting provisions, lodging, etc, for a sovereign
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purveyor - someone who supplies provisions (especially food)
provider, supplier - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity

purveyor

noun seller, trader, retailer, supplier, provider, stockist, vendor purveyors of gourmet foods
Translations

purveyor

[pɜːˈveɪəʳ] N (frm) → proveedor(a) m/f, abastecedor(a) m/f

purveyor

[pərˈveɪər] nfournisseur/euse m/f

purveyor

n (form) (= seller)Händler(in) m(f); (= supplier)Lieferant m

purveyor

[pɜːˈve/ɛ7əʳ] n (frm) → fornitore/trice
References in classic literature ?
Scarcely had they got back to their own house when the purveyor entered his room.
Your very humble and obedient servant, Godeau, Purveyor of the Musketeers
These were principally accounts owing in connection with his race horses, to the purveyor of oats and hay, the English saddler, and so on.
And now let us see how our city will be able to supply this great demand: We may suppose that one man is a husbandman, another a builder, some one else a weaver--shall we add to them a shoemaker, or perhaps some other purveyor to our bodily wants?
This alternative of millions to be earned and present ruin staring him in the face, deprived the purveyor of most of his faculties: he became nearly imbecile for several days; the man had so abused his health by excesses that when the thunderbolt fell upon him he had no strength to resist.
The community of fowls to which Tess had been appointed as supervisor, purveyor, nurse, surgeon, and friend, made its headquarters in an old thatched cottage standing in an enclosure that had once been a garden, but was now a trampled and sanded square.
He was the chief purveyor of the Legitimist armies, an honest broker of stores, and enjoyed a great reputation for cleverness.
You may prove to be as welcome as the king's purveyor to the village dame.
Moss, the Colonel, then a bachelor, had been liberated by the generosity of his aunt; on the second mishap, little Becky, with the greatest spirit and kindness, had borrowed a sum of money from Lord Southdown and had coaxed her husband's creditor (who was her shawl, velvet-gown, lace pocket-handkerchief, trinket, and gim-crack purveyor, indeed) to take a portion of the sum claimed and Rawdon's promissory note for the remainder: so on both these occasions the capture and release had been conducted with the utmost gallantry on all sides, and Moss and the Colonel were therefore on the very best of terms.
To this retreat Mr Chuckster repaired regularly every Sunday to spend the day--usually beginning with breakfast-- and here he was the great purveyor of general news and fashionable intelligence.
Silence, purveyor of gossip, do not spread that report.
Even before the invention of printing books were "love's purveyors.