Associations to the word «Purchase»


PURCHASE, noun. (obsolete) The act or process of seeking and obtaining something (e.g. property, etc.)
PURCHASE, noun. An individual item one has purchased.
PURCHASE, noun. The acquisition of title to, or property in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.
PURCHASE, noun. That which is obtained, got or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.
PURCHASE, noun. That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent.
PURCHASE, noun. (uncountable) Any mechanical hold or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle or capstan.
PURCHASE, noun. The apparatus, tackle or device by which such mechanical advantage is gained and in nautical terminology the ratio of such a device, like a pulley, or block and tackle.
PURCHASE, noun. (rock climbing) (uncountable) The amount of hold one has from an individual foothold or ledge.
PURCHASE, noun. (legal) (dated) Acquisition of lands or tenements by means other than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.
PURCHASE, verb. To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.
PURCHASE, verb. To buy, obtain by payment of a price in money or its equivalent.
PURCHASE, verb. To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.
PURCHASE, verb. To expiate by a fine or forfeit.
PURCHASE, verb. To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to.
PURCHASE, verb. To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert oneself.
PURCHASE, verb. To constitute the buying power for a purchase, have a trading value.
PURCHASE ORDER, noun. (business) A commercial document issued by a buyer to a seller, indicating the type, quantities and agreed prices for products or services the seller will provide to the buyer.
PURCHASE PRICE, noun. (management) (accounting) The price at which something is actually purchased, especially from the point of view of the purchaser.

Dictionary definition

PURCHASE, noun. The acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake".
PURCHASE, noun. Something acquired by purchase.
PURCHASE, noun. A means of exerting influence or gaining advantage; "he could get no purchase on the situation".
PURCHASE, noun. The mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever.
PURCHASE, verb. 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".

Wise words

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