purvey


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purvey

furnish; provide; supply: The caterer will purvey the tables and chairs in addition to the food.
Not to be confused with:
pervade – diffuse; fill; spread throughout all parts of: Suspicion pervades the whole department.

pur·vey

 (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.

purvey

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

pur•vey

(pərˈveɪ)

v.t.
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.

purvey


Past participle: purveyed
Gerund: purveying

Imperative
purvey
purvey
Present
I purvey
you purvey
he/she/it purveys
we purvey
you purvey
they purvey
Preterite
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
Future
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
Conditional
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"

purvey

verb
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
Translations

purvey

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

purvey

vt (form) (= sell)verkaufen; to purvey something to somebody (= supply)jdm etw liefern; food alsojdn mit etw beliefern; information alsojdn mit etw versorgen
References in classic literature ?
"Then I decline to interfere," said the Governor, with asperity; "a man who abuses his office by making it serve a private end and purvey a personal advantage is unfit to be free.
But this is my counsel,' said the Archbishop, 'that we let purvey ten knights, men of good fame, and they to keep the sword.'
``I tell thee,'' said De Bracy, ``that I mean to purvey me a wife after the fashion of the tribe of Benjamin; which is as much as to say, that in this same equipment I will fall upon that herd of Saxon bullocks, who have this night left the castle, and carry off from them the lovely Rowena.''
The first Wiclifite translation was hasty and rather rough, and it was soon revised and bettered by a certain John Purvey, one of the 'Lollard' priests.
In marriage, the man is supposed to provide for the support of the woman, the woman to make the home agreeable to the man; he is to purvey, and she is to smile.
EVE, now I see thou art exact of taste, And elegant, of Sapience no small part, Since to each meaning savour we apply, And Palate call judicious; I the praise Yeild thee, so well this day thou hast purvey'd.
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.
RJD's Bihar unit president Ram Chandra Purvey and former Ranchi MP and Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay were among others who met Yadav.
PAS and Umno have latched on to conservative concerns about the government's plan to ratify an international treaty against racial discrimination, which has given a new lease on life to the racial and religious politics that both purvey.
Craig Sharp, Jethro Setchfield and Mark Purvey, who all run for Poplar Runners, took part in the event earlier this month to raise money for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity which provides support services and works to reduce the number of baby deaths.
Needless to say, the preeminent duty of the administration is to purvey fundamentals of life and peace of mind to the citizenry.
And ketchup vans purvey their wares, to each club in the land.