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purchase (Also purchasing, purchases, purchased) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to purchase

valve

  • noun a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
  • noun device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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short_covering

  • noun the purchase of securities or commodities by a short seller to close out a short sale

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commercialisation

  • noun the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce
    commercialization.
    • my father considered the commercialization of Christmas to be a sacrilege
    • the government tried to accelerate the commercialization of this development
    • both companies will retain control over the commercialization of their own products

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preoccupancy

  • noun the mental state of being preoccupied by something
    absorption; engrossment; preoccupation.
  • noun the act of taking occupancy before someone else does
    preoccupation.

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plump_out

  • verb depart suddenly
    • He plumped out of the house
  • verb make fat or plump
    fatten up; fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

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sports_car

  • noun a small low car with a high-powered engine; usually seats two persons
    sport car.

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payoff

  • noun the final payment of a debt
    final payment.
  • noun payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
    bribe.

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increase

  • noun a quantity that is added
    addition; gain.
    • there was an addition to property taxes this year
    • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
  • noun a change resulting in an increase
    • the increase is scheduled for next month

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grub_up

  • verb dig up
    grub out.
    • grub up roots and tree stumps

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violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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eligible

  • adjective qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
    • eligible to run for office
    • eligible for retirement benefits
    • an eligible bachelor

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sports_fan

  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    rooter; fan.

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knife-edge

  • noun a narrow boundary
    • he lived on a knife-edge between genius and insanity

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measure_out

  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    mensurate; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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disability

  • noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
    handicap; impairment; disablement.
    • reading disability
    • hearing impairment

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down_payment

  • noun a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later
    deposit.

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bike

  • noun a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
    motorcycle.
  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bicycle; cycle.

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swap

  • noun an equal exchange
    swop; barter; trade.
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
  • verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    switch; swop; trade.

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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short_selling

  • noun sale of securities or commodity futures not owned by the seller (who hopes to buy them back later at a lower price)
    short sale.

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restock

  • verb stock again
    • He restocked his land with pheasants

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worth

  • noun an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    • 10 dollars worth of gasoline
  • noun the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

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transmission_channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company

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heat_barrier

  • noun a limit to high speed flight imposed by aerodynamic heating
    thermal barrier.

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stock_buyback

  • noun a corporation's purchase of its own outstanding stock; increases earnings/share so stock price rises (which can discourage a takeover attempt)

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rescue

  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; saving; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives
  • verb free from harm or evil
    deliver.

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tap

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    pat; rap.
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; rap.

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deli

  • noun a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
    delicatessen; food shop.

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drug_trafficking

  • noun traffic in illegal drugs
    narcotraffic; drug traffic.

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jemmy

  • noun a short crowbar
    jimmy.
    • in Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy

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penny

  • noun a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
  • noun a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
    centime; cent.

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middle_name

  • noun a name between your first name and your surname

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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appropriation

  • noun money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
  • noun incorporation by joining or uniting
    annexation.

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jack

  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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floating_voter

  • noun a voter who has no allegiance to any political party and whose unpredictable decisions can swing the outcome of an election one way or the other
    swing voter.

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look_for

  • verb try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    search; seek.
    • The police are searching for clues
    • They are searching for the missing man in the entire county
  • verb be excited or anxious about
    look to; anticipate.

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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understock

  • verb stock with less than the usual or desirable number or quantity

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getable

  • adjective satellite capable of being obtained
    gettable; obtainable; procurable.
    • savings of up to 50 percent are obtainable

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artistic_production

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; art.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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convenience

  • noun the state of being suitable or opportune
    • chairs arranged for his own convenience
  • noun the quality of being useful and convenient
    • they offered the convenience of an installment plan

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succession

  • noun a following of one thing after another in time
    chronological succession; chronological sequence; successiveness; sequence.
    • the doctor saw a sequence of patients
  • noun a group of people or things arranged or following in order
    • a succession of stalls offering soft drinks
    • a succession of failures

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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straight

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight person; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
  • noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

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fritter

  • noun small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables
  • verb spend frivolously and unwisely
    shoot; fool; fool away; fritter away; dissipate; frivol away.
    • Fritter away one's inheritance

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charter

  • noun a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
  • noun a contract to hire or lease transportation

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bicycle

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bike; cycle.
  • verb ride a bicycle
    wheel; pedal; bike; cycle.

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make_up_one's_mind

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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marketable

  • adjective satellite being in demand by especially employers
    • marketable skills
  • adjective satellite fit to be offered for sale
    sellable; merchantable; vendible; vendable.
    • marketable produce

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capitalisation

  • noun writing in capital letters
    capitalization.
  • noun an estimation of the value of a business
    capitalization.

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welfare

  • noun governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
    social welfare; public assistance.
    • she lives on welfare
  • noun something that aids or promotes well-being
    benefit.
    • for the benefit of all

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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pulse

  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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talks

  • noun a discussion intended to produce an agreement
    negotiation; dialogue.
    • the buyout negotiation lasted several days
    • they disagreed but kept an open dialogue
    • talks between Israelis and Palestinians
  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking; talk.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a