Purveying
Purvey 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. [1913 Webster]

Give no odds to your foes, but do purvey Yourself of sword before that bloody day. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To procure; to get. [1913 Webster]

I mean to purvey me a wife after the fashion of the children of Benjamin. --Sir W. Scot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • purveying — pur·vey || pÉœr veɪ /pɜː v. provide, supply, furnish with …   English contemporary dictionary

  • purveying — …   Useful english dictionary

  • MINTMASTERS AND MONEYERS — In the Middle Ages rulers tended to lease the right of minting coins to mintmasters or to grant and sell the right to their territorial vassals, who themselves employed such mintmasters. Jews carried out this prestigious and profitable enterprise …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • purvey — [[t]pə(r)ve͟ɪ[/t]] purveys, purveying, purveyed 1) VERB If you purvey something such as information, you tell it to people. [FORMAL] [V n] The Director of the Institute of Education, accused me of purveying silly gossip about practices in schools …   English dictionary

  • Purvey — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purveyed — Purvey 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purvey — transitive verb (purveyed; purveying) Etymology: Middle English purveien, from Anglo French purveier, purveer to look at, foresee, provide, from Latin providēre to provide Date: 14th century 1. to supply (as provisions) usually as a matter of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • purveyance — noun Date: 14th century the act or process of purveying or procuring …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Neapolitan ice cream — Block of Cosmopolitan ice cream. Neapolitan ice cream is made up of blocks of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream side by side in the same container (typically with no packaging in between). Neapolitan ice cream was named in the late 19th …   Wikipedia

  • Self-publishing — is the publishing of books and other media by the authors of those works, rather than by established, third party publishers. Although it represents a small percentage of the publishing industry in terms of sales, it has been present in one form… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”