Definitions for purchase
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word purchase.
the acquisition of something for payment
"they closed the purchase with a handshake"
something acquired by purchase
a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage
"he could get no purchase on the situation"
the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
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"
The act or process of seeking and obtaining something (e.g. property, etc.)
An individual item one has purchased.
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.
That which is obtained, got or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.
That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent.
He was pleased with his latest purchase.
(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.
The apparatus, tackle or device by which such mechanical advantage is gained.
(rock climbing, uncountable) The amount of hold one has from an individual foothold or ledge.
Acquisition of lands or tenements by means other than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.
To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.
To buy, obtain by payment of a price in money or its equivalent.
to purchase land, to purchase a house.
To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.
to purchase favor with flattery.
To expiate by a fine or forfeit.
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
To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one's self.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: pourchas, old Fr. from the verb.
He that procures his child a good mind, makes a better purchase for him, than if he laid out the money for an addition to his former acres. John Locke, on Education.
Our thriving dean has purchas’d land;
A purchase which will bring him clear
Above his rent four pounds a year. Jonathan Swift.
A beauty waining and distressed widow
Made prize and purchase of his wanton eye;
Seduc’d the pitch and height of all his thoughts
To base declension. William Shakespeare.
The fox repairs to the wolf’s cell, and takes possession of his stores; but he had little joy of the purchase. Roger L'Estrange.
Etymology: pourchasser, Fr.
You have many a purchas’d slave,
Which like your asses, and your dogs and mules,
You use in abject and in slavish part. William Shakespeare.
His sons buried him in the cave, which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth. Gen. xxv.
A world who would not purchase with a bruise. John Milton.
I will be deaf to pleading and excuses,
Nor tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses;
Therefore use none. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.
to pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire
to obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price; as, to purchase land, or a house
to obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.; as, to purchase favor with flattery
to expiate by a fine or forfeit
to acquire by any means except descent or inheritance
to buy for a price
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
to put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one's self
to acquire wealth or property
the act of seeking, getting, or obtaining anything
the act of seeking and acquiring property
the acquisition of title to, or properly in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent
that which is obtained, got, or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition
that which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent
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
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.]
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
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
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.
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.
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 importantSubmitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'purchase' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3212
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'purchase' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4763
Rank popularity for the word 'purchase' in Nouns Frequency: #1145
Rank popularity for the word 'purchase' in Verbs Frequency: #511
The numerical value of purchase in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of purchase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Purchasing the Watch in a physical Apple store would be preferable to many people versus buying it online, the purchase experience for luxury goods is different than for consumer electronics, and Apple Watch can be considered a luxury item.
Incredible things are going on in Rwanda when it comes to women's land rights, if women can't inherit land, we see the continuation of inequality between genders. The only way most poor people get resources in their lifetime is to inherit - they don't have the money to purchase land.
Kids who have eczema or atopic dermatitis use more lotions and creams and ointments, etc. Ostensibly, their caregivers who purchase these products to use on the kids' skin, give preference to products using these meaningless marketing terms.
The combination of swift home price growth and the fastest mortgage rate increase in over forty years is finally affecting purchase demand.
I know I’ll have to spend half of my earnings to purchase the potato seed for my next crop.
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Translations for purchase
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- koupit, získat, sehnat, koupě, nákupCzech
- anschaffen, Einkauf, kaufen, Anschaffung, KaufGerman
- aĉeti, aĉetaĵoEsperanto
- compra, adquisición, comprarSpanish
- acquisition, acquérir, acheter, achatFrench
- ceannach, ceannaichScottish Gaelic
- առնել, գնելArmenian
- comprare, acquisto, compraItalian
- 購入, 購買Japanese
- winnen, waard, verwerving, aankopen, aankoop, afkopen, verwerven, aanschaffen, bekomen, kopen, aanschaf, nastreven, koop, gewin, aanwinstDutch
- anskaffe, ervervelse, erverve, kjøpe seg, kjøp, kjøpe, overdragelse, anskaffelse, sikre segNorwegian
- kupno, zakupPolish
- comprar, aquisição, compra, comprasPortuguese
- покупка, приобретениеRussian
- kúpiť, kúpa, nákup, získať, zohnaťSlovak
- mua, tựa vào, bám vàoVietnamese
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