purveyor

  • 1 purveyor — pur‧vey‧or [pɜːˈveɪə ǁ pɜːrˈveɪər] noun [countable] COMMERCE a person or company that supplies goods or services to people, especially food or drink: • The company established a reputation as a purveyor of fine wines. purvey verb [transitive] * * …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Purveyor — Pur*vey or, n. [OE. porveour, OF. pourveor, F. pourvoyeur. See {Purvey}, and cf. {Proveditor}.] 1. One who provides victuals, or whose business is to make provision for the table; a victualer; a caterer. [1913 Webster] 2. An officer who formerly… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 purveyor — index supplier Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 purveyor — c.1300, from O.Fr. porveour (13c.), agent noun from porveoir (see PURVEY (Cf. purvey)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 purveyor — meaning ‘a supplier’ (normally in commercial contexts), is spelt or, not purveyer …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 purveyor — /peuhr vay euhr/, n. 1. a person who purveys, provides, or supplies: a purveyor of foods; a purveyor of lies. 2. Old Eng. Law. an officer who provided or acquired provisions for the sovereign under the prerogative of purveyance. [1250 1300; ME… …

    Universalium

  • 7 Purveyor — A royal official who arranged the king s accommodation during his itineraries. Traders were required to allow the king s purveyors first choice of all the goods on sale. Although payments were prescribed, a fair rate was rarely paid for supplies …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 8 purveyor — [[t]pə(r)ve͟ɪə(r)[/t]] purveyors N COUNT: usu N of n A purveyor of goods or services is a person or company that provides them. [FORMAL] ...purveyors of gourmet foods. Syn: supplier …

    English dictionary

  • 9 purveyor — pourveyor, or purveyor /parveyar/ A buyer; one who provided for the royal household …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10 purveyor — purvey ► VERB ▪ provide or supply (food or drink) as one s business. DERIVATIVES purveyor noun. ORIGIN originally also in the senses «foresee», «attend to in advance»: from Old French purveier, from Latin providere foresee, attend to …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 purveyor — noun Date: 14th century 1. one that purveys 2. victualler, caterer …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 purveyor — noun Someone who supplies what is needed, especially food. Economists are the purveyors of dangerous ideas Syn: grocer …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 purveyor — Synonyms and related words: caterer, chandler, commissariat, commissary, donor, furnisher, manciple, merchant, patron, provider, provisioner, quartermaster, retailer, steward, stock clerk, storekeeper, supplier, sutler, victualer, vivandier …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 purveyor — pur|vey|or [pə:ˈveıə US pə:rˈveıər] n [C usually plural] formal a business that supplies goods, services, or information ▪ purveyors of farmyard fresh poultry …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 purveyor — pur vey·or || pÉœr veɪə(r) /pɜː n. provider, supplier, one who furnishes with basic necessities …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 purveyor — n. Provider, caterer, victualler …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 purveyor — noun (countable usually plural) formal someone who supplies information, goods, or services to people, especially as a business: purveyors of farmyard fresh poultry …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 purveyor — pur·vey·or …

    English syllables

  • 19 purveyor — See: purvey …

    English dictionary

  • 20 purveyor — A provider; a royal officer who purchased articles for the king at his own price …

    Ballentine's law dictionary