HyperDic: purchase

English > 5 senses of the word purchase:
VERBpossessionpurchase, buyobtain by purchase
NOUNactpurchasethe acquisition of something for payment
possessionpurchasesomething acquired by purchase
phenomenonpurchasea means of exerting influence or gaining advantage
phenomenonpurchase, leveragethe mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
purchase > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > purchase: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe acquisition of something for payment.
Example"they closed the purchase with a handshake"
Narrowerbuying, purchasingThe act of buying
redemption, repurchase, buybackThe act of purchasing back something previously sold
BroaderacquisitionThe act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
Spanishadquisición, compra
Catalanadquisició, compra
Verbspurchaseobtain by purchase
English > purchase: 5 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningSomething acquired by purchase.
Narrowerbargain, buy, stealAn advantageous purchase
stock buybackA corporation's purchase of its own outstanding stock
BroaderacquisitionSomething acquired
Spanishadquisición, compra
Verbspurchaseobtain by purchase
English > purchase: 5 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
MeaningA means of exerting influence or gaining advantage.
Example"he could get no purchase on the situation"
BroaderinfluenceThe effect of one thing (or person) on another
English > purchase: 5 senses > noun 4, phenomenon
MeaningThe mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever.
Broadermechanical phenomenonA physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion / motion of objects
Spanishacción de palanca
English > purchase: 5 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningObtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
ModelThe children purchase the ball
Example"The family purchased a new car"
Categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
Entailschoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
payGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Entailed bycheck outrecord, add up, and receive payment for items purchased
savespend less
shopDo one's shopping / shopping
trade, merchandiseEngage in the trade of
Narrowerbuy back, repurchasebuy what had previously been sold, lost, or given away
impulse-buybuy on impulse without proper reflection
pick upbuy casually or spontaneously
subscribe, subscribe to, takeReceive or obtain regularly
takebuy, select
take out, buy foodpurchase prepared food to be eaten at home
take over, buy out, buy uptake over ownership of
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
OppositesellExchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
Similar tobuyBe worth or be capable of buying
Spanishadquirir, comprar, mercar
Catalanadquirir, comprar
Nounspurchasethe acquisition of something for payment
purchasesomething acquired by purchase
purchasera person who buys
purchasingthe act of buying

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