Definition of purchase

Definition of purchase
  1. purchase Noun The act or process of seeking and obtaining something (e.g. property, etc.)
  2. purchase Noun An individual item one has purchased.
  3. purchase Noun The acquisition of title to, or property in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.
  4. purchase Noun That which is obtained, got or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.
  5. purchase Noun That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent.
  6. 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.
  7. purchase Noun The apparatus, tackle or device by which such mechanical advantage is gained.
  8. purchase Noun ("rock climbing, uncountable") The amount of hold one has from an individual foothold or ledge.
  9. purchase Noun Acquisition of lands or tenements by means other than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.
  10. purchase Verb To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain,or acquire.
  11. purchase Verb To buy, obtain by payment of a price in money or its equivalent.
  12. purchase Verb To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.
  13. purchase Verb To expiate by a fine or forfeit.
  14. purchase Verb To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a "purchase" upon, or apply a "purchase" to.
  15. purchase Verb To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one's self.
  16. purchase Verb To constitute the buying power for a purchase, have a trading value.
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