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Meaning of PURVEY

Pronunciation:  pur'vey

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  supply with provisions

PURVEY is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: provision
 See Also: furnish, provide, render, supply



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pur*vey"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purveyed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Purveying}.] [OE. purveien, porveien, OF. porveeir,
    porveoir, F. pourvoir, fr. L. providere. See {Provide}, and
    cf. {Purview}.]
    1. To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions,
       or the like.
             Give no odds to your foes, but do purvey Yourself of
             sword before that bloody day.         --Spenser.
    2. To procure; to get.
             I mean to purvey me a wife after the fashion of the
             children of Benjamin.                 --Sir W. Scot.
  2. \Pur*vey"\, v. i.
    1. To purchase provisions; to provide; to make provision.
       --Chaucer. Milton.
    2. To pander; -- with to. `` Their turpitude purveys to their
       malice.'' [R.] --Burke.