Definitions for Purchaseˈpɜr tʃəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pur•chaseˈpɜr tʃəs(v.; n.)-chased, -chas•ing

  1. (v.t.)to acquire by the payment of money or its equivalent; buy.

  2. to acquire by effort, sacrifice, flattery, etc.

  3. to influence by a bribe.

  4. to be sufficient to buy:

    Ten dollars will purchase two tickets.

  5. to move, haul, or raise, esp. by applying mechanical power.

    Category: Mechanics

  6. to get a leverage on; apply a lever, pulley, or other aid to.

    Category: Mechanics

  7. Obs. to procure; acquire; obtain.

  8. (v.i.)to buy something.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. (n.)acquisition by the payment of money or its equivalent.

  10. something that is purchased or bought.

  11. acquisition by means of effort, labor, etc.

  12. Law. the acquisition of land or other property by means other than inheritance.

    Category: Law

  13. a lever, pulley, or other device that provides mechanical advantage or power for moving or raising a heavy object.

    Category: Mechanics, Building Trades

  14. an effective hold or position for applying power in moving or raising a heavy object; leverage.

    Category: Mechanics

  15. any means of applying or increasing power, influence, etc.

  16. a firm grip or footing on something.

Origin of purchase:

1275–1325; (v.) ME < AF purchacer to seek to obtain, procure (OF pourchacier) =pur- (< L prō-pro -1) +chacer to chase1

pur′chas•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. purchase(noun)

    the acquisition of something for payment

    "they closed the purchase with a handshake"

  2. purchase(noun)

    something acquired by purchase

  3. purchase(noun)

    a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage

    "he could get no purchase on the situation"

  4. leverage, purchase(verb)

    the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever

  5. buy, purchase(verb)

    obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

    "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. purchase(verb)ˈpɜr tʃəs

    to buy

    money used to purchase weapons; Tickets can be purchased at our website.

  2. purchase(noun)ˈpɜr tʃəs

    sth that you buy

    a man carrying his purchases out of the store

  3. purchaseˈpɜr tʃəs

    the act of buying

    the purchase of stolen goods

Wiktionary

  1. purchase(Noun)

    The act or process of seeking and obtaining something (e.g. property, etc.)

  2. purchase(Noun)

    An individual item one has purchased.

  3. purchase(Noun)

    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.

  4. purchase(Noun)

    That which is obtained, got or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.

  5. purchase(Noun)

    That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent.

    He was pleased with his latest purchase.

  6. purchase(Noun)

    (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.

  7. purchase(Noun)

    The apparatus, tackle or device by which such mechanical advantage is gained.

  8. purchase(Noun)

    (rock climbing, uncountable) The amount of hold one has from an individual foothold or ledge.

  9. purchase(Noun)

    Acquisition of lands or tenements by means other than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.

  10. purchase(Verb)

    To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.

  11. purchase(Verb)

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

    to purchase land, to purchase a house.

  12. purchase(Verb)

    To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.

    to purchase favor with flattery.

  13. purchase(Verb)

    To expiate by a fine or forfeit.

  14. purchase(Verb)

    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

  15. purchase(Verb)

    To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one's self.

  16. purchase(Verb)

    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

  17. Origin: From purchasen, from purchacer from pur- ( pro-) + chacer. Compare porchacier, which has given pourchasser.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purchase(verb)

    to pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire

  2. Purchase(verb)

    to obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price; as, to purchase land, or a house

  3. Purchase(verb)

    to obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.; as, to purchase favor with flattery

  4. Purchase(verb)

    to expiate by a fine or forfeit

  5. Purchase(verb)

    to acquire by any means except descent or inheritance

  6. Purchase(verb)

    to buy for a price

  7. Purchase(verb)

    to apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to; as, to purchase a cannon

  8. Purchase(verb)

    to put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one's self

  9. Purchase(verb)

    to acquire wealth or property

  10. Purchase(verb)

    the act of seeking, getting, or obtaining anything

  11. Purchase(verb)

    the act of seeking and acquiring property

  12. Purchase(verb)

    the acquisition of title to, or properly in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent

  13. Purchase(verb)

    that which is obtained, got, or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition

  14. Purchase(verb)

    that which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent

  15. Purchase(verb)

    any mechanical hold, or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle, capstan, and the like; also, the apparatus, tackle, or device by which the advantage is gained

  16. Purchase(verb)

    acquisition of lands or tenements by other means than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement

Freebase

  1. Purchase

    Purchase, New York is a hamlet of the town of Harrison, in Westchester County. Its ZIP code is 10577. Its name is derived from Harrison's purchase, for Harrison could have as much land as he could ride in one day. Purchase is home to State University of New York at Purchase, Manhattanville College and the Westchester County Airport.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Purchase' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3212

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Purchase' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4763

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Purchase' in Nouns Frequency: #1145

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Purchase' in Verbs Frequency: #511


Translations for Purchase

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

purchase(noun)

anything that has been bought

She carried her purchases home in a bag.

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