Purchase

  • 1 Purchase — Pur chase (?; 48), n. [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See {Purchase}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeking, getting, or obtaining anything. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I ll . . . get meat to have thee, Or lose my life in the purchase. Beau. & Fl.… …

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  • 2 purchase — pur·chase 1 vb pur·chased, pur·chas·ing vt 1: to acquire (real property) by means other than descent or inheritance 2: to obtain by paying money or giving other valuable consideration; specif: to take (property) by a voluntary transaction (as a… …

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  • 3 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.… …

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  • 4 Purchase — ist der Familienname von Zac Purchase (* 1986), britischer Ruderer Purchase heißt der Ort Purchase (New York) im Westchester County im US Bundesstaat New York Purchase (in der Bedeutung Landkauf ) steht für u.a.: Gadsden Purchase, Vereinigte… …

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  • 5 Purchase — (New York) Purchase Pays  États Unis État New York Comté Westchester S …

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  • 6 purchase — [n] possession obtained with money acquirement, acquisition, asset, bargain, booty*, buy, gain, investment, property, steal; concepts 446,710 Ant. sale, sell purchase [v] buy, obtain achieve, acquire, attain, come by, cop*, deal in, earn, gain,… …

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  • 7 Purchase — Pur chase, v. i. 1. To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one s self. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Duke John of Brabant purchased greatly that the Earl of Flanders should have his daughter in marriage. Ld. Berners. [1913 Webster] 2 …

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  • 8 purchase — (v.) late 13c., obtain, contrive, bring about, from Anglo Fr. purchaser go after, from pur forth (possibly used here as an intensive prefix; see PURBLIND (Cf. purblind)) + O.Fr. chacier run after (see CHASE (Cf. chase)). Sense of buy first… …

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  • 9 purchase — vb *buy Analogous words: gain, win, *get, obtain, procure, secure …

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  • 10 purchase — both as a noun and as a verb, is a formal word not normally used in general contexts (especially conversation). By contrast buy as a noun is somewhat informal (a good buy), and so English lacks a word of neutral register for the meaning ‘the act… …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 purchase — ► VERB ▪ obtain by payment; buy. ► NOUN 1) the action of buying. 2) a thing bought. 3) firm contact or grip. 4) a pulley or similar device for moving heavy objects. DERIVATIVES purchasable …

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  • 12 purchase — [pʉr′chəs] vt. purchased, purchasing [ME purchacen < OFr pourchacier, to pursue < pour, for (< L pro: see PRO1) + chacier, to CHASE1] 1. to obtain for money or by paying a price; buy 2. to obtain at a cost, as of suffering or sacrifice …

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  • 13 Purchase — To buy, to be long, to have an ownership position. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. purchase pur‧chase 1 [ˈpɜːtʆs ǁ ˈpɜːr ] noun COMMERCE 1. [uncountable] the act of buying something: • Keep the receipt as your proof of purc …

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  • 14 purchase — buy; be long; have an ownership position. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. purchase pur‧chase 1 [ˈpɜːtʆs ǁ ˈpɜːr ] noun COMMERCE 1. [uncountable] …

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  • 15 purchase — Transmission of property from one person to another by voluntary act and agreement, founded on a valuable consideration. Spur Independent School Dist. v. W. A. Holt Co., Tex.Civ.App., 88 S.W.2d 1071, 1073. To own by paying or by promising to pay… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 purchase — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 buying sth ADJECTIVE ▪ cash ▪ credit ▪ online ▪ Make sure all online purchases are made through a secure server. ▪ bulk …

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  • 17 purchase — pur|chase1 W3S3 [ˈpə:tʃıs US ˈpə:r ] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: purchacier to try to get , from chacier to run after and try to catch ] formal to buy something ▪ You can purchase insurance on line. ▪ the growing demand to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 Purchase — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Purchase >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 purchase purchase emption Sgm: N 1 buying buying purchasing shopping Sgm: N 1 preemption preemption refusal GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 coemption …

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  • 19 purchase — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)tʃɪs[/t]] ♦♦ purchases, purchasing, purchased 1) VERB When you purchase something, you buy it. [FORMAL] [V n] He purchased a ticket and went up on the top deck... [V n] Most of those shares were purchased from brokers. Syn …

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  • 20 purchase */*/ — I UK [ˈpɜː(r)tʃəs] / US [ˈpɜrtʃəs] verb [transitive] Word forms purchase : present tense I/you/we/they purchase he/she/it purchases present participle purchasing past tense purchased past participle purchased formal to buy something She purchased …

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