Purvey vs Convey - What's the difference?

purvey | convey |

As a proper noun purvey

is .

As a verb convey is

to transport; to carry; to take from one place to another.



Alternative forms

* puruey


(en verb)
  • (obsolete) To prepare in advance (for or to do something); to plan, make provision.
  • *:
  • *:A sayd the kynge / syn ye knowe of your aduenture puruey for hit / and put awey by your craftes that mysauenture / Nay said Merlyn it wylle not be / soo he departed from the kynge
  • To furnish or provide.
  • *Spenser
  • *:Give no odds to your foes, but do purvey / Yourself of sword before that bloody day.
  • *2005 , Lesley Brown, trans. (Plato), Sophist , :
  • *:Those who sell their own products are distinguished from purveyors, who purvey what others produce.
  • To procure; to get.
  • *Sir Walter Scott
  • *:I mean to purvey me a wife after the fashion of the children of Benjamin.
  • convey



    (en verb)
  • To transport; to carry; to take from one place to another.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Convey me to my bed, then to my grave.
    Air conveys''' sound; words '''convey ideas.
  • To communicate; to make known; to portray.
  • to convey''' an impression; to '''convey information
  • * John Locke
  • Men fill one another's heads with noise and sound, but convey not thereby their thoughts.
  • (legal) To transfer legal rights (to).
  • He conveyed ownership of the company to his daughter.
  • * Spenser
  • The Earl of Desmond secretly conveyed all his lands to feoffees in trust.
  • (obsolete) To manage with privacy; to carry out.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I will convey the business as I shall find means.
  • (obsolete) To carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve.
  • Synonyms

    * (to convey a message) send, relay

    Derived terms

    * conveyable * conveyance * conveyee * conveyer * conveyor