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Definition of "purvey" []

  • To supply (food, for example); furnish. (verb-transitive)
  • To advertise or circulate. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "purvey" in a sentence
  • "And yet you say that both pedophiles and terrorists are the "bogeymen used by the government" and yet it was you that brought up the question of the scanners being "purvey"."
  • "Thus I think that the broader cultural appropriation of things that used to be solely the purvey of Science Fiction is a good thing, and huge media conventions like San Diego Comicon are a good thing."
  • "Let those who purvey such stories perish without receiving what they want: attention and relevance."