• WordNet 3.6
    • n procurer someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
    • n procurer someone who obtains or acquires "the procurer of opera tickets"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Procurer One who procures the gratification of lust for another; a pimp; a pander.
    • Procurer One who procures, or obtains; one who, or that which, brings on, or causes to be done, esp. by corrupt means.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n procurer One who procures or obtains; that which brings on or causes to be done.
    • n procurer One who uses means to bring anything about, especially one who does so secretly and corruptly.
    • n procurer One who procures for another the gratification of his lust; a pimp; a pander.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Procurer one who procures: a pander:—fem. Proc′uress
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  • The Koran
    The Koran
    “Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of His palace, and alms-giving procures us admission.”
  • John Balguy
    John Balguy
    “Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase.”
  • George Washington
    “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “The best way to procure insults is to submit to them.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. procureur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. procurer—L. procurāre, to manage—pro, for, curāre, -ātum, to care for.


In literature:

Having procured passage with the "Manhattan," which was to sail on the morrow, I straightway went to Pier No.
"The Youthful Wanderer" by George H. Heffner
It does not, in fact, procure a man valuable friends, or extensive influence.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
The natives were too lazy to erect a lodging for themselves, or to procure wood for a watchfire.
"The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes" by Tomás de Comyn
Having procured a new guide, we arrived at Nuremburg on the 10th of March.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. II" by Robert Kerr
We procured a second horse.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
From her pocket she procured a small box of shells, and these she passed to him.
"The Sky Line of Spruce" by Edison Marshall
But if you wish to escape insipid soup, be quick and procure some.
"The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island" by Johann David Wyss
Not finding water, visit Prince Regent's River, and procure it from the Cascade.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
An officer procured a canteen of whisky and tendered a Treasury note in payment.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Before weighing I procured a specimen of live coral from the depth of 11 fathoms.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes

In poetry:

How are the seats of worship broke!
They tear the buildings down,
And he that deals the heaviest stroke
Procures the chief renown.
"Psalm LXXIV: Will God For Ever Cast Us Off?" by Isaac Watts
He is a little deaf, no doubt,
But not deaf to the cries of hungry men,
No! he always tries to do his best
To procure bread for them.
"To Mr James Scrymgeour, Dundee" by William Topaz McGonagall
But cursed be that cruel heart
Which hath procur'd a careless mind
For me and mine unfeigned smart,
And forceth me such faults to find.
"Since ye so Please" by Thomas Wyatt
At Daniel's feet the lions lay
Like harmless lambs, nor touched their prey;
And ravens, which on carrion fed,
Procured Elijah flesh and bread.
"The Creatures In The Lord's Hands" by John Newton
I offered to procure him weeds -
Wines fit for one in his position -
But, though an ass in all his deeds,
He'd learnt the meaning of "commission."
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Those faults o'er which your eye must pass,
View through the small end of the glass.
This my dear Sir, a friend procures,
Who always will diminish yours.
"To A New Married Man" by William Hutton

In news:

How to Reduce Costs from Procurement.
What challenges are some of your customers facing in the area of procurement.
The idea of suspending contractors who run afoul of procurement rules is catching on with agencies, but the process still has a few bugs in it.
E-Z-EM'S RSDL Product Approved for Procurement by US Defense Department .
Libby made careful selections of language from the 2002 estimate, quoting a passage that said Iraq was "vigorously trying to procure uranium" in Africa.
Kiernan comes to Production Advantage from an extensive background in production design, project management, corporate event production, and technical procurement.
Procurement leaders have an enormous responsibility in a global economy that is constantly changing.
An Analytical Approach to Print Procurement.
Procurement tasks assigned back to supervisor's office.
Madhur Jaffrey tells you to procure kalunji for an Indian pickled eggplant dish.
The upshot of all this is that it's not going to take much to procure a drone and do anything you want with it.
According to the report, federal spending on procurement, salaries and wages accounted for 19.7% of the combined state gross domestic product of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia in 2010.
Jack Brooks , father of modern procurement, dies at 89.
Bud 's friend Doug Runyan, a sales representative for Source One Marketing, had signed on as Bud 's driving partner in the rented Dodge Sprinter procured by another cafe customer.
The New Jersey Education Association is calling for the resignation of Ocean County College president Jon Larsen over what they allege is unethical practice awarding purchasing and procurement contracts.

In science:

A modular architecture is preferred when building large detectors made by assembling smaller units, because it has many advantages including: independence of the different modules, fault propagation limitation, easier spare modules management and procurement.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
H 2,i (L, T Y M )ti In this section we procure formulas for a(t) and l(t).
Deformation of maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in dimensions 10. An algebraic approach
By analogy with the above equation, the Dirac-like and the second Dirac-like equations can be procured from the field source and force quantum equations respectively.
Octonionic Strong and Weak Interactions and Their Quantum Equations
By analogy with the above equations, the Dirac-like and the second Dirac-like equations can be procured from the field source and force quantum equations respectively.
Octonionic Hyper-strong and Hyper-weak Fields and Their Quantum Equations
By analogy with the above equations, the Dirac-like and the second Dirac-like equations can be procured from the Eqs.(5), (6), (7) and (8) respectively.
Octonionic Hyper-strong and Hyper-weak Fields and Their Quantum Equations