Purchase definitions

pûr'chĭs
Anything obtained by buying.
noun
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Income; return.
noun
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The act of buying.
noun
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The acquisition of land, buildings, etc. by means other than inheritance or descent.
noun
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To obtain for money or by paying a price; buy.
verb
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To obtain at a cost, as of suffering or sacrifice.
verb
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To move or raise by means of a mechanical device.
verb
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To acquire (land, buildings, etc.) by means other than inheritance or descent.
verb
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To obtain in exchange for money or its equivalent; buy.
verb
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To acquire by effort; earn.

Purchased the victory with the loss of many lives.

verb
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To pull or haul by means of a mechanical device, such as a winch.
verb
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The definition of a purchase is something bought or paid for.

An example of a purchase is a pair of pants for which someone paid $10.

noun
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The act or process of seeking and obtaining something (e.g. property, etc.)
noun
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(uncountable) Any mechanical hold or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle or capstan.

It is hard to get purchase on a nail without a pry bar or hammer.

noun
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To buy, obtain by payment of a price in money or its equivalent.

To purchase land, to purchase a house.

verb
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Purchase is defined as to obtain something by paying for it.

An example of to purchase is to buy food at the grocery store.

verb
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An individual item one has purchased.
noun
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The apparatus, tackle or device by which such mechanical advantage is gained and in nautical terminology the ratio of such a device, like a pulley, or block and tackle.
noun
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To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.

To purchase favor with flattery.

verb
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The acquisition of title to, or property in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.

They offer free with the purchase of a drink.

noun
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(rock climbing, uncountable) The amount of hold one has from an individual foothold or ledge.
noun
7
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To expiate by a fine or forfeit.
verb
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(law, dated) Acquisition of lands or tenements by means other than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.
noun
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To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to.

To purchase a cannon.

verb
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That which is obtained, got or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.
noun
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The acquiring of property in exchange for money or other valuable consideration. See also descent and distribution.
noun
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That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent.

He was pleased with his latest purchase.

noun
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To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.
verb
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To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert oneself.
verb
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The act or an instance of buying.

The sudden purchase of a car.

noun
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Something bought.

That hat was a wise purchase.

noun
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A hold or position that allows the application of power, as in moving something.

Got a purchase for her foot and climbed up.

noun
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A device, such as a pulley, used to obtain mechanical advantage.
noun
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A means or advantage that allows the increase of power or influence.
noun
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A firm hold applied to move something mechanically or to keep from slipping.
noun
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Any apparatus for applying such a hold.
noun
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To constitute the buying power for a purchase, have a trading value.

Many aristocratic refugees' portable treasures purchased their safe passage and comfortable exile during the revolution.

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Origin of purchase

From Middle English purchasen, from Anglo-Norman purchacer (“seek to obtain") from pur- (Latin pro-) + chac(i)er (“to chase, pursue"). Compare Old French porchacier (“to follow, to chase"), which has given French pourchasser (“to chase without relent").