What does purchase mean?

Definitions for purchase
ˈpɜr tʃəspur·chase

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word purchase.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. purchasenoun

    the acquisition of something for payment

    "they closed the purchase with a handshake"

  2. purchasenoun

    something acquired by purchase

  3. purchasenoun

    a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage

    "he could get no purchase on the situation"

  4. leverage, purchaseverb

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

  5. buy, purchaseverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. purchasenoun

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

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

  2. purchasenoun

    An individual item one has purchased.

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

  3. purchasenoun

    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.

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

  4. purchasenoun

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

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

  5. purchasenoun

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

    He was pleased with his latest purchase.

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

  6. purchasenoun

    (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.

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

  7. purchasenoun

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

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

  8. purchasenoun

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

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

  9. purchasenoun

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

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

  10. purchaseverb

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

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

  11. purchaseverb

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

    to purchase land, to purchase a house.

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

  12. purchaseverb

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

    to purchase favor with flattery.

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

  13. purchaseverb

    To expiate by a fine or forfeit.

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

  14. purchaseverb

    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

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

  15. purchaseverb

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

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

  16. purchaseverb

    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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purchaseverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  2. Purchaseverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  3. Purchaseverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  4. Purchaseverb

    to expiate by a fine or forfeit

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  5. Purchaseverb

    to acquire by any means except descent or inheritance

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  6. Purchaseverb

    to buy for a price

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  7. Purchaseverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  8. Purchaseverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  9. Purchaseverb

    to acquire wealth or property

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  10. Purchaseverb

    the act of seeking, getting, or obtaining anything

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  11. Purchaseverb

    the act of seeking and acquiring property

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  12. Purchaseverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  13. Purchaseverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  14. Purchaseverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  15. Purchaseverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

  16. Purchaseverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See Purchase, v. t.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Purchase

    pur′chās, v.t. to acquire by seeking: to obtain by paying: to obtain by labour, danger, &c.: (law) to get in any way other than by inheritance: to raise or move by mechanical means: (Shak.) to expiate by a fine or forfeit.—n. act of purchasing: that which is purchased or got for a price: value, advantage, worth: any mechanical power or advantage in raising or moving bodies.—adj. Pur′chasable, that may be purchased: (hence of persons) venal, corrupt.—n. Pur′chaser.—Purchase money, the money paid, or to be paid, for anything; Purchase shears, a very strong kind of shears, with removable cutters, and a strong spring at the back; Purchase system, the method by which, before 1871, commissions in the British army could be bought.—(So many) years' purchase, a price paid for a house, an estate, &c. equal to the amount of the rent or income during the stated number of years. [O. Fr. porchacier (Fr. pourchasser), to seek eagerly, pursue—pur (L. pro), for, chasser, to chase.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. purchase

    Any mechanical power which increases the force applied. It is of large importance to nautical men in the combinations of pulleys, as whip, gun-tackle, luff-tackle, jeer, viol, luff upon luff, runner, double-runner, capstan, windlass, &c.

  2. purchase

    Ropes rove through two large purchase-blocks at the mast-head of a whaler, and made fast to the blubber-guy, for hoisting the blubber from a whale.

Editors Contribution

  1. purchase

    To use currency to have goods, products or services.

    They choose to purchase a new dress and suit for their wedding, they choose simple designs as their love is what is important

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purchase in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purchase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of purchase in a Sentence

  1. Lopez Obrador:

    This purchase is going to be canceled because we can not make this expenditure.

  2. Laxmi Prasad Dhakal:

    Beginning on Thursday, we are further restricting distribution due to the very limited supplies we have. Private vehicles will not be able to purchase petrol or diesel.

  3. Gene Hoffman:

    Any new semi-automatic gun that we want to carry for self defense or purchase as collectors will not be available to us at all.

  4. Neil Saunders:

    What we will likely see is more limited choice and lower stock levels towards the end of the back to school period, some consumers will inevitably miss out on the things they want to purchase.

  5. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe:

    I'm glad that China has confirmed its strong willingness to soon firm up its commitment, made in January, to purchase Airbus jets.

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    a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    • A. acclaim
    • B. carry
    • C. conceal
    • D. adventure

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