Purchase etymology


English word purchase comes from Middle English purchasen

Etymology of purchase

Detailed word origin of purchase

Dictionary entry Language Definition
purchasen Middle English (enm)
purchase English (en) To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to.. To buy, obtain by payment of a price in money or its equivalent.. To constitute the buying power for a purchase, have a trading value.. To expiate by a fine or forfeit.. To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.. To pursue and obtain; to acquire by [...]