Definition of "purchase" []

  • To obtain in exchange for money or its equivalent; buy. (verb-transitive)
  • To acquire by effort; earn. (verb-transitive)
  • To move or hold with a mechanical device, such as a lever or wrench. (verb-transitive)
  • The act or an instance of buying. (noun)
  • Something bought. (noun)
  • To obtain (goods, etc) by payment (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To obtain by effort, sacrifice, etc (verb)
  • To draw, haul, or lift (a load) with the aid of mechanical apparatus (verb)
  • To acquire (an estate) other than by inheritance (verb)
  • Something that is purchased, esp an article bought with money (noun)
  • The act of buying (noun)
  • Acquisition of an estate by any lawful means other than inheritance (noun)
  • A rough measure of the mechanical advantage achieved by a lever (noun)
  • A firm foothold, grasp, etc, as for climbing or levering something (noun)
  • A means of achieving some influence, advantage, etc (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "purchase" in a sentence
  • "From October 23-November 6, 2010, customers who make a purchase of $20 or more in any World Market store are eligible to receive a 15 percent discount off a Southwest Airlines airfare purchase*."
  • "Let me define the term purchase power in terms even Joe the Carpenter understands: P ="
  • "The best way to find out what bow to purchase is to shoot them all."