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purveyor

Definition:

someone who supplies provisions (especially food)

Class:

person noun (people)

Related to:

purvey

Plural:

purveyors

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Grocer

a bulk seller of food. Beginning as early as the 14th century, a grocer was a dealer in comestible dry goods such as spices, peppers, sugar, and cocoa, tea and coffee. These items were bought in bulk, hence the term grocer from the French "grossier" ... (45 of 529 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Grocer

Collins Dictionary:

purveyor

[often plural] a person, organization, etc, that supplies food and provisions | a person who spreads, repeats, or sells (information, lies, etc) | a ... (22 of 402 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/purveyor

Macmillan British Dictionary:

purvey [transitive, formal] | purveyor [singular] | purveyors [plural] | purveyed [past tense] | purveying [present participle] | purveys [3rd-person singular present]

to provide information, ideas, or products (6 of 54 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/purvey

Oxford Dictionary:

purveyor

a person who sells or deals in particular goods | a person or group who spreads or promotes an idea, view, etc. (21 of 49 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/purveyor

Random House Dictionary:

purveyor

a person who purveys, provides, or supplies. | [archaic, British, law] an officer who provided or acquired provisions for the sovereign under the ... (22 of 39 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/purveyor

Merriam-Webster:

purveyor | victualler [synonym, sense-specific] | caterer [synonym, sense-specific]

one that purveys | "victualler", "caterer" (5 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/purveyor

Cambridge Dictionary:

purveyor [formal]

a business which provides goods or services (7 of 31 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/purveyor

New World Dictionary:

purvey | purveyor [noun, related]

to furnish or supply (especially food or provisions) (8 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/purvey

Wiktionary:

purveyor | purveyors [plural] | purveyour [obsolete, sense-specific] | grocer [synonym, sense-specific]

Someone who supplies what is needed, especially food. | [historical, British] An officer who provided provisions for the king's household. | [obsolete] A procurer; a pimp. (24 of 28 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/purveyor

American Heritage Dictionary:

purveyor

One that furnishes provisions, especially food. | One that promulgates something (10 of 17 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/purveyor

Encarta Dictionary:

purveyor | purveyors [plural]

a supplier, seller, or circulator of something, especially something that is disapproved of or ridiculed | a person or company supplying goods, ... (21 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735770​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

purveyor

Audio: British English pronunciation of "purveyor"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/purveyor

Cambridge Dictionary:

purveyor [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "purveyor"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "purveyor"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/purveyor

the Free Dictionary:

purveyor

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "purveyor"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "purveyor"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "purveyor" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/purveyor

Google Dictionary:

purveyor | purveyors [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "purveyor"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

purveyor

Audio: North American pronunciation of "purveyor"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=purvey​03 word=purveyor

YourDictionary Audio:

purveyor

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "purveyor" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/purveyor

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