What does the word purvey mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Purveyance.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To provide ( supplies).

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Purveyor.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by John C. Hutcheson
  3. Their rest they had given over for toil, that they might purvey the guests good cheer. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown