Noun purchase has 4 senses
  1. purchase - the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 has particulars: redemption, repurchase, buyback; buying, purchasing
    Derived form: verb purchase1
  2. purchase - something acquired by purchase
    --2 is a kind of
    --2 has particulars: stock buyback; bargain, buy, steal
    Derived form: verb purchase1
  3. purchase - a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage; "he could get no purchase on the situation"
    --3 is a kind of
  4. leverage, purchase - the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
    --4 is a kind of mechanical phenomenon
,Verb purchase has 1 sense
  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
    Derived forms: noun purchase2, noun purchase1, noun purchaser1, noun purchasing1
    Sample sentence:
    The children purchase the ball