Essential Meaning of purchase
formal : to buy (property, goods, etc.) : to get (something) by paying money for it purchase a house He purchased a new suit for a hundred dollars. Souvenirs can be purchased at the gift shop. = You can purchase souvenirs at the gift shop.
Full Definition of purchase
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : to obtain by paying money or its equivalent : buy
b : to acquire (real estate) by means other than descent
c : to obtain by labor, danger, or sacrifice
2 : to constitute the means for buying Our dollars purchase less each year.
: to purchase something
Definition of purchase (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : an act or instance of purchasing
2 : something obtained especially for a price in money or its equivalent
3a(1) : an advantage (such as a firm hold or position) used in applying one's power clutching the steering wheel for more purchase— Barry Crump
(2) : a means of exerting power
b(1) : a mechanical hold or advantage applied to the raising or moving of heavy bodies
(2) : an apparatus or device by which advantage is gained
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