- 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
- 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
The children purchase the ball