Surveyeth vs Purveyeth - What's the difference?

surveyeth | purveyeth |

As verbs the difference between surveyeth and purveyeth

is that surveyeth is (survey) while purveyeth is (archaic) (purvey).




  • (survey)

  • survey



    (wikipedia survey) (en noun)
  • The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars) (John Denham)
  • Under his proud survey the city lies.
  • A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of a particular group of items, in order to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality.
  • A survey''' of the stores of a ship; a '''survey''' of roads and bridges; a '''survey of buildings.
  • An examination of the opinions of a group of people.
  • The local council conducted a survey of its residents to help it decide whether to go ahead with the roadside waste collection service.
  • A questionnaire or similar instrument used for examining the opinions of a group the people.
  • I just filled out that survey on roadside waste pick-up.
  • The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of any part of the earth's surface.
  • A measured plan and description of any portion of country.
  • The owners of the adjoining plots had conflicting surveys .


    * (act of surveying) prospect, surveil * (particular view) review

    Derived terms

    * trigonometric survey


    (en verb)
  • To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars) (John Milton)
  • Round he surveys and well might, where he stood, So high above.
  • To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars) (John Dryden)
  • With such altered looks, . . . All pale and speechless, he surveyed me round.
  • To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of; as, to survey a building in order to determine its value and exposure to loss by fire.
  • To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurements, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry; as, to survey land or a coast.
  • To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.
  • Derived terms

    * surveying * surveyal * surveyance * surveyee * surveyor




  • (archaic) (purvey)

  • purvey


    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.