American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To supply (food, for example); furnish.
- v. To advertise or circulate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To foresee.
- To provide; supply; furnish; especially (in modern use), to provide or supply provisions or other necessaries for (a number of persons).
- To provide; make provision; purchase or supply provisions, especially for a number.
- To pander: with to.
- v. intransitive, obsolete To prepare in advance (for or to do something); to plan, make provision.
- v. transitive To furnish or provide.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions, or the like.
- v. To procure; to get.
- v. To purchase provisions; to provide; to make provision.
- v. rare, rare To pander; -- with
- v. supply with provisions
- From Anglo-Norman purveer, purveir et al., Old French porveeir, porveoir, from Latin prōvidēre ("to provide"). Compare provide. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English purveien, from Anglo-Norman purveier, from Latin prōvidēre; see provide. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And yet you say that both pedophiles and terrorists are the "bogeymen used by the government" and yet it was you that brought up the question of the scanners being "purvey".”
“Thus I think that the broader cultural appropriation of things that used to be solely the purvey of Science Fiction is a good thing, and huge media conventions like San Diego Comicon are a good thing.”
“Let those who purvey such stories perish without receiving what they want: attention and relevance.”
“Austin: purview the range or limit of authority, competence, responsibility, concern, or intention purvey to supply (as provisions) usually as a matter of business creepy”
“In the event, we purvey a broader definition of sf than what is traditionally published in the sf magazines, but that has some history going back to even before Gernsback and the invention of sf as a separate genre.”
“In effect, Maher and others who purvey falsely dangerous information get a free pass.”
“In the vile companions who purvey to his baser appetites he finds no charm.”
“Clear Channel, KFI, and John and Ken have been in the wrong to purvey, condone, and sell hate speech in the past and are in the wrong now as they blunder this opportunity to make amends to several key Los Angeles communities.”
“Such an appalling level of ignorance of the most basic social and political realities in Herman Cain or in anyone else with the ear of the public is dangerous for the half-truths, the untruths and the unhealthy social and political prescriptions they can purvey.”
“Knowledge will be the most desirable of all commodities, and those who refine and purvey it will form a new elite, living in settlements in areas of outstanding natural beauty.”
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