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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)

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.

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."