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
Origin: From purchasen, from purchacer from pur- ( pro-) + chacer. Compare porchacier, which has given pourchasser.
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
Origin: [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.
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
Examples of purchase in a Sentence
I confirmed the purchase a few days ago.
Somebody had to purchase it and give it to the security guards.
At the time of the purchase, the first credit card was declined.
We support these clean bills that will raise of age of purchase to 21.
These aren't generators that you go to Home Depot and purchase and plug in.
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Translations for purchase
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- koupit, koupě, nákup, získat, sehnatCzech
- Kauf, Einkauf, kaufen, Anschaffung, anschaffenGerman
- aĉetaĵo, aĉetiEsperanto
- adquisición, compra, comprarSpanish
- acquisition, acquérir, achat, acheterFrench
- ceannach, ceannaichScottish Gaelic
- գնել, առնելArmenian
- compra, comprare, acquistoItalian
- 購入, 購買Japanese
- aanwinst, koop, nastreven, aanschaf, kopen, verwerven, verwerving, afkopen, aankoop, waard, winnen, aankopen, aanschaffen, bekomen, gewinDutch
- kjøpe, kjøp, overdragelse, sikre seg, anskaffelse, erverve, kjøpe seg, anskaffe, ervervelseNorwegian
- kupno, zakupPolish
- compra, aquisição, comprar, comprasPortuguese
- приобретение, покупкаRussian
- kúpa, kúpiť, nákup, zohnať, získaťSlovak
- mua, tựa vào, bám vàoVietnamese
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