Noun buying has 1 sense
  1. buying, purchasing - the act of buying; "buying and selling fill their days"; "shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge"
    --1 is a kind of purchase
    --1 has particulars:
     shopping; mail-order buying, catalog buying; viatication, viaticus
    Derived form: verb buy1
,Verb buy has 5 senses
  1. buy, purchase - obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store"
    --1 is one way to get, acquire
    Antonyms: sell
    Derived forms: noun buy1, noun buyer1, noun buying1
    Sample sentence:
    The children buy the ball
  2. bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms - make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"
    --2 is one way to pay
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot buy Sue
  3. buy - acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"
    --3 is one way to
    get, acquire
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. buy - accept as true; "I can't buy this story"
    --4 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    They won't buy the story
  5. buy - be worth or be capable of buying; "This sum will buy you a ride on the train"
    --5 is one way to
    Derived form: noun buy1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something