Purveyor vs Seller - What's the difference?

purveyor | seller |


As a noun purveyor

is someone who supplies what is needed, especially food.

As a proper noun seller is

an english and scottish topographic surname, derived from either of several places named sell.

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

    seller

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (sell) + (-er).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who sells; a vender; a clerk
  • Alisha was a seller of fine books.
  • Something which sells
  • Two of the books Alisha authored had become banner sellers .

    Etymology 2

    Alternative forms.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anagrams

    * English agent nouns ----