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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·chase v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purchased p. pr. & vb. n. Purchasing.]
 1. To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.
    That loves the thing he can not purchase.   --Spenser.
    Your accent is Something finer than you could purchase in so removed a dwelling.   --Shak.
 His faults . . . hereditary
 Rather than purchased.   --Shak.
 2. To obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price; as, to purchase land, or a house.
    The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth.   --Gen. xxv. 10.
 3. To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.; as, to purchase favor with flattery.
 One poor retiring minute . . .
 Would purchase thee a thousand thousand friends.   --Shak.
    A world who would not purchase with a bruise?   --Milton.
 4. To expiate by a fine or forfeit. [Obs.]
    Not tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses.   --Shak.
 5. Law (a) To acquire by any means except descent or inheritance. --Blackstone. (b) To buy for a price.
 6. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of buying; "buying and selling fill their days";
          "shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge" [syn: