Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To provide ( supplies).

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "purvey":

  1. With Sir W. Batten and Pen to Mr. Coventry's, and there had a dispute about my claim to the place of Purveyor of Petty- provisions, and at last to my content did conclude to have my hand to all the bills for these provisions and Mr. Turner to purvey them, because I would not have him to lose the place. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  2. In the first place she could ask all those people of the vicinity whom she did not care to specially invite to her own house; in the second, as everyone would to some extent purvey their own refreshments, no great outlay would be required on her part; and in the third place this sort of rustic excursion offers greater advantages and inducements for judicious love- making, and brings many bashful wooers, such as young Clericus, to the scratch. - "Caught in a Trap", John C. Hutcheson.
  3. Their rest they had given over for toil, that they might purvey the guests good cheer. - "The Nibelungenlied", Unknown.