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 ?
The water stood in my eyes to hear this avowal of his dependence; just as if a royal eagle, chained to a perch, should be forced to entreat a sparrow to become its purveyor.
Scarcely had they got back to their own house when the purveyor entered his room.
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.
Your very humble and obedient servant, Godeau, Purveyor of the Musketeers
Silence, purveyor of gossip, do not spread that report.
He was the chief purveyor of the Legitimist armies, an honest broker of stores, and enjoyed a great reputation for cleverness.
Who would think that so pretty a toy would be a purveyor to the gallows and the prison?
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.
On the other hand, this Morse Hudson is the purveyor of busts in that part of London, and these three were the only ones which had been in his shop for years.
You may prove to be as welcome as the king's purveyor to the village dame.
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?
These were principally accounts owing in connection with his race horses, to the purveyor of oats and hay, the English saddler, and so on.