Purvey definition

pər-vā, pûrvā
To seek to disseminate.

Ideas purveyed by political extremists.

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Purvey is defined as to supply, especially food.

An example of purvey is to deliver food to soldiers.

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To procure; to get.
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To supply or sell (food, for example).
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To furnish or supply (often, specif., food or provisions)
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Origin of purvey

  • Middle English purveien from Anglo-Norman purveier from Latin prōvidēre provide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman purveer, purveir et al., Old French porveeir, porveoir, from Latin prōvidÄ“re (“to provide"). Compare provide.

    From Wiktionary