Purvey is defined as to supply, especially food.
An example of purvey is to deliver food to soldiers.
to furnish or supply (often, specif., food or provisions)
Origin of purveyMiddle English pourveien ; from Anglo-French purveier ; from Old French porveir ; from Classical Latin providere: see provide
transitive verbpur·veyed, pur·vey·ing, pur·veys
- To supply or sell (food, for example).
- To seek to disseminate: ideas purveyed by political extremists.
Origin of purveyMiddle English purveien, from Anglo-Norman purveier, from Latin pr&omacron;vid&emacron;re; see provide.
(third-person singular simple present purveys, present participle purveying, simple past and past participle purveyed)
- A surname.