Surveyor vs Purveyor - What's the difference?

surveyor | purveyor |


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?

surveyor

English

Alternative forms

* surveyour (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.

    purveyor

    English

    Alternative forms

    * purveyour (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who supplies what is needed, especially food.
  • Anthropologists are the purveyors of dangerous ideas.
  • (historical, UK) An officer who provided provisions for the king's household.
  • (obsolete) A procurer; a pimp.
  • (Addison)

    Synonyms

    * grocer