Definitions for: Purvey

[v] supply with provisions

Webster (1913) Definition: Pur*vey", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purveyed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Purveying.] [OE. purveien, porveien, OF. porveeir,
porveoir, F. pourvoir, fr. L. providere. See Provide, and
cf. Purview.]
1. To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions,
or the like.

Give no odds to your foes, but do purvey Yourself of
sword before that bloody day. --Spenser.

2. To procure; to get.

I mean to purvey me a wife after the fashion of the
children of Benjamin. --Sir W. Scot.

Pur*vey", v. i.
1. To purchase provisions; to provide; to make provision.
--Chaucer. Milton.

2. To pander; -- with to. `` Their turpitude purveys to their
malice.'' [R.] --Burke.

Synonyms: provision

See Also: furnish, provide, render, supply

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