from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To supply (food, for example); furnish.
- transitive v. To advertise or circulate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To prepare in advance (for or to do something); to plan, make provision.
- v. To furnish or provide.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To purchase provisions; to provide; to make provision.
- intransitive v. To pander; -- with to.
- transitive v. To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions, or the like.
- transitive v. To procure; to get.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To foresee.
- To provide; supply; furnish; especially (in modern use), to provide or supply provisions or other necessaries for (a number of persons).
- To provide; make provision; purchase or supply provisions, especially for a number.
- To pander: with to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. supply with provisions
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.
Austin: purview the range or limit of authority, competence, responsibility, concern, or intention purvey to supply (as provisions) usually as a matter of business creepy
In the event, we purvey a broader definition of sf than what is traditionally published in the sf magazines, but that has some history going back to even before Gernsback and the invention of sf as a separate genre.
In effect, Maher and others who purvey falsely dangerous information get a free pass.
In the vile companions who purvey to his baser appetites he finds no charm.
Clear Channel, KFI, and John and Ken have been in the wrong to purvey, condone, and sell hate speech in the past and are in the wrong now as they blunder this opportunity to make amends to several key Los Angeles communities.
Such an appalling level of ignorance of the most basic social and political realities in Herman Cain or in anyone else with the ear of the public is dangerous for the half-truths, the untruths and the unhealthy social and political prescriptions they can purvey.
Knowledge will be the most desirable of all commodities, and those who refine and purvey it will form a new elite, living in settlements in areas of outstanding natural beauty.