Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
bycgan, akin to OS.
To acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; – opposed to
Buywhat thou hast no need of, and ere long thou wilt sell thy necessaries.
To acquire or procure by something given or done in exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a cost or sacrifice;
buypleasure with pain
Buythe truth and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Prov. xxiii. 23.
To buy again.
To buy off.
To influence to compliance; to cause to bend or yield by some consideration;
to buy offconscience
To detach by a consideration given; as, to buy off one from a party.–
To buy out
To buy off, or detach from.
To purchase the share or shares of in a stock, fund, or partnership, by which the seller is separated from the company, and the purchaser takes his place;
To purchase the entire stock in trade and the good will of a business.–
To buy in,
to purchase stock in any fund or partnership.–
To buy on credit,
to purchase, on a promise, in fact or in law, to make payment at a future day.–
To buy the refusal(of anything),
to give a consideration for the right of purchasing, at a fixed price, at a future time.
To negotiate or treat about a purchase.
buywith you, sell with you.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To acquire the property, right or title to any thing, by paying a consideration or an equivalent in money. It differs from barter only in this, that in barter the consideration or equivalent is some species of commodity; in purchase,the consideration is money paid or promised. To purchase; to acquire by paying a price to the satisfaction of the seller; opposed to sell.
2.To procure by a consideration given, or by something that is deemed worth the thing bought; to procure at a price; as, to buy pleasure with praise; to buy favor with flattery.
3.To bribe; to corrupt or pervert the judgment, by paying a consideration.
To buy off, to influence to compliance; to cause to bend or yield by some consideration, as to buy off conscience; to detach by a consideration given, as to buy off one from a party.
To buy out, to buy off, or detach from.
1.To purchase the share or shares of a person in a stock, fund, or partnership, by which the seller is separated from the company,and the purchaser takes his place, as, A buys out B. To purchase stock in any fund or partnership, is to buy in.
To buy on credit, is to purchase a thing, on a promise in fact or in law, to make payment at a future day.
To buy the refusal, is to give money for the right of purchasing at a fixed price at a future time.
To buy the small pox, in South Wales, is to receive it by inoculation.
In popular language, to buy is to pay dear for, as in Chaucer.
I will buy with you and sell with you.