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Definitions of purchase

  1. 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
  2. the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage; "he could get no purchase on the situation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. something acquired by purchase Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price; as, to purchase land, or a house. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.; as, to purchase favor with flattery. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To expiate by a fine or forfeit. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To acquire by any means except descent or inheritance. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To buy for a price. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one's self. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To acquire wealth or property. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. The act of seeking, getting, or obtaining anything. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. The act of seeking and acquiring property. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. The acquisition of title to, or properly in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. That which is obtained, got, or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Any mechanical hold, or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle, capstan, and the like; also, the apparatus, tackle, or device by which the advantage is gained. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Acquisition of lands or tenements by other means than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To get by paying money or its equivalent; acquire; buy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. The act of buying; thing bought; a mechanical hold or advantage in raising heavy bodies; as, to get a purchase on a thing to be lifted or carried. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Purchaser. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. To buy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To chase or seek for: to acquire: to obtain by paying: to obtain by labor, danger, etc.: (law) to sue out or procure. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. Act of purchasing: that which is purchased: any mechanical power or advantage in raising or moving bodies. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Act of buying; thing bought; operation of a lever. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To obtain by paying; buy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. The act of purchasing, or that which is purchased. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. An advantage, as of leverage, for moving heavy bodies or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The act of purchasing; acquisition by purchasing; that which is purchased; any mechanical power or advantage in raising or moving heavy bodies. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To acquire by any means; to buy; to obtain by paying an equivalent; to obtain by expense of labour, danger, or other sacrifice; to raise by a purchase. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. Anything acquired by paying a price in money; anything obtained by labour or danger, &c.; any mechanical power or advantage applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. To buy; to obtain in exchange for money; to obtain at the expense of labour, skill, &c.; to gain advantage or power by mechanical means. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. The word "purchase" is used in law in contradistinction to "descent," and means any other mode of acquiring real property than by the common course of in- heritance. But it is also much used in its more restricted vernacular sense, (that of buying for a sum of money,) especially in modern law literature; and this is universally its application to the case of chattels. See Stamm v. Bostwick, 122 N. T. 48, 25 N. E. 233, 9 L. R. A. 597; Hall v. Hall, 81 N. Y. 134; Berger v. United States Steel Corp.. 03 N. J. Eq. 809, 53 Atl. 08; Falley v. Gribling, 128 Ind. 110, 20 N. E. 794; Chambers v. St. Louis, 29 Mo. 574. thelawdictionary.org
  37. pur'ch[=a]s, v.t. to acquire by seeking: to obtain by paying: to obtain by labour, danger, &c.: (law) to get in any way other than by inheritance: to raise or move by mechanical means: (Shak.) to expiate by a fine or forfeit.--n. act of purchasing: that which is purchased or got for a price: value, advantage, worth: any mechanical power or advantage in raising or moving bodies.--adj. PUR'CHASABLE, that may be purchased: (hence of persons) venal, corrupt.--n. PUR'CHASER.--PURCHASE MONEY, the money paid, or to be paid, for anything; PURCHASE SHEARS, a very strong kind of shears, with removable cutters, and a strong spring at the back; PURCHASE SYSTEM, the method by which, before 1871, commissions in the British army could be bought.-- (SO MANY) YEARS' PURCHASE, a price paid for a house, an estate, &c. equal to the amount of the rent or income during the stated number of years. [O. Fr. porchacier (Fr. pourchasser), to seek eagerly, pursue--pur (L. pro), for, chasser, to chase.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. Buying; p.-money, price (to be) paid; (Hist.) practice of buying commissions in army; thing bought; annual return from land, as sold at 20 years p., (fig.) life is not worth an hour\'s p., cannot be trusted to last an hour; (Law) acquisition of property by one\'s personal action not by inheritance; mechanical advantage, leverage, (often fig.); appliance for gaining this, esp. (Naut.) rope, windlass, pulley. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. Buy; acquire (victory, freedom, &c., with one\'s blood, toil, &c.); (Naut.) haul up (anchor &c.) by means of pulley, lever, &c. So purchasable a., purchaser n. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. [Fr., L.] In New Testament, to acquire [Gr.]; never to buy. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  41. n. Acquisition of title to, or property in, any thing for a price or equivalent ;-a thing bought ; property ; possession ; acquisition ; - any mechanical hold, advantage, power, or force applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies. Cabinet Dictionary

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