purchase: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pûr'chus), [key]
— v., n. -chased, -chas•ing,
- to acquire by the payment of money or its equivalent; buy.
- to acquire by effort, sacrifice, flattery, etc.
- to influence by a bribe.
- to be sufficient to buy: Twenty dollars purchases a subscription.
- to acquire (land or other property) by means other than inheritance.
- to move, haul, or raise, esp. by applying mechanical power.
- to get a leverage on; apply a lever, pulley, or other aid to.
- to procure, acquire, or obtain.
- to buy something.
- acquisition by the payment of money or its equivalent; buying, or a single act of buying.
- something that is purchased or bought.
- something purchased, with respect to value in relation to price; buy: At three for a dollar they seemed like a good purchase.
- the acquisition of land or other property by means other than inheritance.
- acquisition by means of effort, labor, etc.: the purchase of comfort at the price of freedom.
- a lever, pulley, or other device that provides mechanical advantage or power for moving or raising a heavy object.
- an effective hold or position for applying power in moving or raising a heavy object; leverage.
- any means of applying or increasing power, influence, etc.
- the annual return or rent from land.
- a firm grip or grasp, footing, etc., on something.
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