What does purchasing mean?

Definitions for purchasing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. buying, purchasingnoun

    the act of buying

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purchasing

    of Purchase


  1. Purchasing

    Purchasing refers to a business or organization attempting to acquiring goods or services to accomplish the goals of its enterprise. Though there are several organizations that attempt to set standards in the purchasing process, processes can vary greatly between organizations. Typically the word “purchasing” is not used interchangeably with the word “procurement”, since procurement typically includes Expediting, Supplier Quality, and Traffic and Logistics in addition to Purchasing.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. purchasing

    Any person purchasing from any soldier his arms, uniform, clothing, or any part thereof, may be punished by any civil court having cognizance of the same, by fine in any sum not exceeding $300, or by imprisonment not exceeding one year.—Act of March 16, 1802.

Editors Contribution

  1. purchasingverb

    Verb form of the word purchase.

    The purchasing manager ensure compliance with the quality management system and purchasing procedure.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 6, 2020  

Matched Categories

How to pronounce purchasing?

How to say purchasing in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purchasing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purchasing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of purchasing in a Sentence

  1. Gil Marmol:

    The purchaser responded that he did not recognize the painting, that he had no record of purchasing it and he maintained this position.

  2. Sergei Derbenyov:

    I'm waiting for the people it will bring, people with more purchasing power than people here.

  3. Governor Andrew Cuomo:

    It allows expedited purchasing and expedited hiring, which is what we need right now.

  4. Daren Bakst:

    Every little bit helps, and by reducing the unwarranted federal intrusion into agriculture, the market might adjust and create a new and possibly significant way of purchasing meat, the coronavirus and recent weather disasters have highlighted the failings of our subsidy system.

  5. Jonathan Kaplan:

    McDonald's has so much purchasing power and brand recognition, I think we're seeing a new industry standard here.

Images & Illustrations of purchasing

  1. purchasingpurchasingpurchasingpurchasingpurchasing

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for purchasing

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for purchasing »


Find a translation for the purchasing definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these purchasing definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "purchasing." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 21 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/purchasing>.

    Are we missing a good definition for purchasing? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    the official who holds an office
    • A. incumbent
    • B. aculeate
    • C. equivalent
    • D. butch

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for purchasing: