Definition of Purchase. Meaning of Purchase. Synonyms of Purchase

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Definition of Purchase

Purchase
Purchase Pur"chase (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purchased; p. pr. & vb. n. Purchasing.] [OE. purchasen, porchacen, OF. porchacier, purchacier, to pursue, to seek eagerly, F. pourchasser; OF. pour, por, pur, for (L. pro) + chacier to pursue, to chase. See Chase.] 1. To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire. --Chaucer. That loves the thing he can not purchase. --Spenser. Your accent is Something finer than you could purchase in so removed a dwelling. --Shak. His faults . . . hereditary Rather than purchased. --Shak. 2. To obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price; as, to purchase land, or a house. The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth. --Gen. xxv. 10. 3. To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.; as, to purchase favor with flattery. One poor retiring minute . . . Would purchase thee a thousand thousand friends. --Shak. A world who would not purchase with a bruise? --Milton. 4. To expiate by a fine or forfeit. [Obs.] Not tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses. --Shak. 5. (Law) (a) To acquire by any means except descent or inheritance. --Blackstone. (b) To buy for a price. 6. To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to; as, to purchase a cannon.

Meaning of Purchase from wikipedia

- Look up purchase or purchasing in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Purchasing is the process a business or organization uses to acquire goods or services...
- The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane, lit. 'Sale of Louisiana') was the acquisition of the territory of Louisiana by the United States...
- The Alaska Purchase (Russian: Продажа Аляски, romanized: Prodazha Alyaski, lit. 'Sale of Alaska') was the United States' acquisition of Alaska from the...
- The Gadsden Purchase (Spanish: la Venta de La Mesilla "The Sale of La Mesilla") is a 29,670-square-mile (76,800 km2) region of present-day southern Arizona...
- A purchase order (PO) is a commercial do****ent and first official offer issued by a buyer to a seller, indicating types, quantities, and agreed prices...
- A straw purchase or nominee purchase is any purchase wherein an agent agrees to acquire a good or service for someone who is often unable or unwilling...
- Purchasing power parity (PPP) is the measurement of prices in different countries that uses the prices of specific goods to compare the absolute purchasing...
- University of New York at Purchase (commonly Purchase College or SUNY Purchase) is a public liberal arts college in Purchase, New York. It is one of 13...
- A hire purchase (HP), also known as an installment plan or the never-never, is an arrangement whereby a customer agrees to a contract to acquire an ****et...
- purchase is often required for sales promotions and manufacturer rebates as evidence that the customer purchased the product. When multiple purchases...