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Princeton's WordNet

  1. buying, purchasingnoun

    the act of buying

    "buying and selling fill their days"; "shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge"


  1. buying

    Buying is the act of obtaining or purchasing goods, services, or assets in exchange for money or some other agreed-upon value. This transaction typically occurs in a marketplace, between a buyer and a seller, and can be completed in a physical store, online, or between individuals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buying

    of Buy

Editors Contribution

  1. buyingverb

    Verb form of the word buy.

    We were buying our wedding invitations online and decided then just to send a group message where needed and text message to friends or family.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'buying' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2795

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'buying' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1230

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buying in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of buying in a Sentence

  1. Roger Entner:

    What we are expecting is a Netflix-type streaming platform where people can watch a wide array of movies and shows, they are basically buying an advertising platform so they can keep the money themselves.

  2. Vincenzo Giammanco:

    That does not even begin to count the people associated with the band and the positive economic effect on nearby businesses, then you had people buying food from restaurants because we don't provide any. They( concertgoers) also stayed at hotels.

  3. Jessica Cadmus:

    Then when Covid-19 hit and people were forced to work from home, there was an absolute halt in buying formal workwear, the emphasis from my clients now is on polished loungewear, where the fit is not as tailored and comfort is key.

  4. Cameron Brandt:

    I think basically the pendulum has swung back to buying junk bonds because investors are not expecting a rate hike from the Federal Reserve in June.

  5. Peter Bates:

    The challenges in making it work is you’re buying a huge European-centric organization, and history has said it’s hard to get synergies in Europe.

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