Noun purchasing 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 purchase1
,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