from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To supply (food, for example); furnish.
- transitive v. To advertise or circulate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To prepare in advance (for or to do something); to plan, make provision.
- v. To furnish or provide.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions, or the like.
- transitive v. To procure; to get.
- intransitive v. To purchase provisions; to provide; to make provision.
- intransitive v. To pander; -- with to.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. supply with provisions
Middle English purveien, from Anglo-Norman purveier, from Latin prōvidēre; see provide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman purveer, purveir et al., Old French porveeir, porveoir, from Latin prōvidēre ("to provide"). Compare provide. (Wiktionary)