Part of speech: verb

To buy.

Part of speech: adjective

The act of purchasing, or that which is purchased.

Part of speech: adjective

An advantage, as of leverage, for moving heavy bodies or the like.

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Usage examples "purchase":

  1. But those conditions soon changed, as the famous Walking Purchase of 1737 clearly indicated. - "The Quaker Colonies A Chronicle of the Proprietors of the Delaware, Volume 8 in The Chronicles Of America Series", Sydney G. Fisher.
  2. I hear from her sometimes, and am very anxious to purchase her freedom, if ever I should be able. - "Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America", Moses Grandy.
  3. Always a student, he spent the little money that he had on the purchase of books, which he devoted all his time to reading. - "Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia", Ernest Scott.