Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “purchase”

purchase

noun     /ˈpɜːtʃəs/ formal
BUYING [C, U] B2 the act of buying something: the illegal purchase of gunsBuying and selling in general
THING [C] B2 something that you buy: a major purchaseBuying and selling in general
(Definition of purchase noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “purchase”

Definitions of “purchase” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

neighbourly

friendly or helpful

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More