Meaning of PURCHASE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ pɜ:(r)tʃɪs ]

( purchases, purchasing, purchased)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


When you purchase something, you buy it. ( FORMAL )

He purchased a ticket and went up on the top deck...

VERB : V n

• pur‧chas‧er


The broker will get 5% if he finds a purchaser...

= buyer



The purchase of something is the act of buying it. ( FORMAL )

Some of the receipts had been for the purchase of cars.

N-UNCOUNT : oft N of n

see also hire purchase


A purchase is something that you buy. ( FORMAL )

She opened the tie box and looked at her purchase. It was silk, with maroon stripes.



If you get a purchase on something, you manage to get a firm grip on it. ( FORMAL )

I got a purchase on the rope and pulled...

I couldn’t get any purchase with the screwdriver on the damn screws.

= grip

N-UNCOUNT : also a N

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