Scottsdale is buzzing over reports the ex-governor has purchased a million-dollar ranch.
At the age of 10, he purchased his first computer and taught himself programming.
The one-of-a-kind item was purchased as part of our sun-faded vintage collection.
Beneath that I added a number from a lost, or maybe stolen, cellphone that I had purchased specifically for this job.
Diana Ossana, my writing partner and close friend, purchased a MacBook for me recently, at my request.
This privilege could be purchased at the price of a small fee.
It was five minutes to four when she purchased her ticket to New York.
Yes, I asked her for what purpose she had purchased the phial of strychnine?
But after she had purchased all of youth which age can purchase for money, it would not do.
Had you not known that it was a marketable commodity, you never had purchased it.
c.1300, "acquire, obtain; get, receive; procure, provide," also "accomplish or bring about; instigate; cause, contrive, plot; recruit, hire," from Anglo-French purchaser "go after," Old French porchacier "search for, procure; purchase; aim at, strive for, pursue eagerly" (11c., Modern French pourchasser), from pur- "forth" (possibly used here as an intensive prefix; see pur-) + Old French chacier "run after, to hunt, chase" (see chase (v.)).
Originally to obtain or receive as due in any way, including through merit or suffering; specific sense of "acquire for money, pay money for, buy" is from mid-14c., though the word continued to be used for "to get by conquest in war, obtain as booty" up to 17c. Related: Purchased; purchasing.
c.1300, purchas, "acquisition, gain;" also, "something acquired or received, a possession; property, goods;" especially "booty, spoil; goods gained by pillage or robbery" (to make purchase was "to seize by robbery"). Also "mercenary soldier, one who fights for booty." From Anglo-French purchace, Old French porchaz "acquisition, gain, profit; seizing, plunder; search pursuit, effort," from Anglo-French purchaser, Old French porchacier (see purchase (v.)).
From early 14c. as "endeavor, effort, exertion; instigation, contrivance;" late 14c. as "act of acquiring, procurement." Meaning "that which is bought" is from 1580s. The sense of "hold or position for advantageously applying power" (1711) is extended from the nautical verb meaning "to haul or draw (especially by mechanical power)," often used in reference to hauling up anchors, attested from 1560s. Wif of purchase (early 14c.) was a term for "concubine."