As nouns the difference between surveyor and purveyor
is that surveyor
is a person occupied with surveying -- the process of determining positions on the earth's surface while purveyor
is someone who supplies what is needed, especially food.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* surveyour (obsolete)
A person occupied with surveying -- the process of determining positions on the earth's surface.
(label) A person charged with inspecting something for the purpose of determining its condition, value, etc.
- Other costs associated with selling a home include surveyor's fees, legal fees, estate agent's commission, stamp duty and the VAT.
* purveyour (obsolete)
Someone who supplies what is needed, especially food.
(historical, UK) An officer who provided provisions for the king's household.
(obsolete) A procurer; a pimp.
- Anthropologists are the purveyors of dangerous ideas.