from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that furnishes provisions, especially food.
- n. One that promulgates something: a purveyor of lies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who supplies what is needed, especially food.
- n. An officer who provided provisions for the king's household.
- n. A procurer; a pimp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who provides victuals, or whose business is to make provision for the table; a victualer; a caterer.
- n. An officer who formerly provided, or exacted provision, for the king's household.
- n. a procurer; a pimp; a bawd.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who purveys or provides; specifically, one who purveys victuals, or whose business it is to make provision for the table; one who supplies eatables for a number of persons; a caterer.
- n. An officer who formerly provided or exacted provision for the king's household.
- n. One who provides the means of gratifying lust; a procurer or procuress; a pimp; a bawd.
- n. Formerly, an officer of the medical department of the United States army, whose duty was to purchase supplies. The office was abolished in 1892.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who supplies provisions (especially food)
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