Definition of Purvey

1. Verb. Supply with provisions.

Exact synonyms: Provision
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Provision, Provision, Provisioner, Purveyance, Purveyor



Definition of Purvey

1. v. t. To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions, or the like.

2. v. i. To purchase provisions; to provide; to make provision.

Definition of Purvey

1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To prepare in advance (for or to do something); to plan, make provision. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To furnish or provide. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purvey

1. to supply [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: supply

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purvey

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purvey (current term)
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Literary usage of Purvey

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1896)
"A simple creature,' purvey writes,' hath translated the Bible out of Latin into English. ... From Lutterworth purvey then seems to have gone to Bristol, ..."

2. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1890)
"After Wyclif's death purvey removed to Bristol, and, for his zeal as a Reformer, ... In 1400 purvey was brought before the Convocation immediately after ..."

3. Village London: The Story of Greater London by Edward Walford (1884)
"Wher of what parte of the said some sehe must purvey yerly for three quarters malte ... and William Dun : and also to purvey for xii gallon good ale for the ..."

4. The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe: With a Life of the Martyrologist, and by John Foxe, George Townsend (1844)
"And in his third tome he saitn, " This John purvey, with Herford, j„im a doctor of divinity, were grievously tormented and punished in the phon prison of ..."

5. England in the Age of Wycliffe by George Macaulay Trevelyan (1900)
"Even the last of that generation, John purvey, the companion of Wycliffe's later ... Three days before purvey read his recantation at St. Paul's Cross, ..."

6. English Writers ...: With an Introductory Sketch of the Four Periods of by Henry Morley (1867)
"After Wiclif s death purvey removed to Bristol, and, for his zeal as a Reformer, was in 1387 forbidden ... In 1400 purvey was brought • . . . . John purvey. ..."

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