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Definitions of buy

  1. an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. be worth or be capable of buying; "This sum will buy you a ride on the train" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. accept as true; "I can't buy this story" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To acquire or procure by something given or done in exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a cost or sacrifice; to buy pleasure with pain. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To negotiate or treat about a purchase. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; - opposed to sell. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To obtain by paying an agreed price; to purchase; sometimes, to bribe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Bought. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Buying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To purchase for money: to bribe:-pr.p. buying; pa.t. and pa.p. bought (bawt). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To obtain for money; purchase. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To obtain for a price; purchase; be a price for; make a purchase or purchases. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Buyer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To purchase or acquire by paying a price, or some equivalent; to bribe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To treat about a purchase. To buy off, to pay a price for release or non-opposition. To buy in, to buy for one's self what one has set up for sale. To buy out, to buy off; to purchase the share or shares of a person in a stock. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To obtain a right to anything by giving money or value for it; to purchase; to bribe or corrupt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. To acquire the ownership of property by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; -- opposed to sell. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. To acquire the ownership of property by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor; or by agreeing to do so ; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase. Webster. thelawdictionary.org
  22. To acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; opposed to sell. dictgcide_fs
  23. b[=i], v.t. to purchase for money: to bribe: to obtain in exchange for something:--pr.p. buy'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. bought (bawt).--adj. BUY'ABLE, capable of being bought.--n. BUY'ER, one who buys, a purchaser.--BUY AND SELL (Shak.), to barter; BUY IN, to purchase a stock: to buy back for the owner at an auction; BUY OFF, or OUT, to gain release from military service by payment of money; BUY OVER, to gain by bribery; BUY UP, to purchase the whole stock. [A.S. bycgan; Goth. bugjan.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. (bought, Provencal bawt). Obtain by paying a (usu. Money) price; serve to procure (money cannot b.); get by some sacrifice (dearly bought); gain over (person) by bribery &c.; b. in, b. a stock of, withdraw at auction by naming higher price than highest offered; b. into, b. stock or shares in (the Funds or a company); b. off, get rid by payment of (claim, claimant, blackmailer), get (soldier) discharged so; b. out, pay person to give up post, property, &c.; b. over, bribe; b. up, b. as much as possible of; b. pig in poke, commit oneself inconsiderately. Hence buyable a., buyer n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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