Buy Definition

Define what is Buy?

1. buy, steal, bargain (noun)

an advantageous purchase.

  • she got a bargain at the auction.
  • the stock was a real buy at that price.
Synonyms: steal, bargain
Hypernyms

purchase noun
something acquired by purchase.

Hyponyms

Song noun
a very small sum.

travel bargain noun
a bargain rate for travellers on commercial routes (usually air routes).

2. buy, purchase (verb)

obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction.

  • The family purchased a new car.
  • The conglomerate acquired a new company.
  • She buys for the big department store.
Synonyms: purchase
Antonyms: sell (verb)

exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent.

Hypernyms

acquire, get verb
come into the possession of something concrete or abstract.

Hyponyms

buy back, repurchase verb
buy what had previously been sold, lost, or given away.

take verb
buy, select.

get verb
purchase.

subscribe to, subscribe, take verb
receive or obtain regularly.

buy out, buy up, take over verb
take over ownership of; of corporations and companies.

pick up verb
buy casually or spontaneously.

buy food, take out verb
purchase prepared food to be eaten at home.

impulse-buy verb
buy on impulse without proper reflection.

3. bribe, grease one's palms, buy, corrupt (verb)

make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence.

  • This judge can be bought.
Hypernyms

pay verb
give money, usually in exchange for goods or services.

Hyponyms

SOP verb
give a conciliatory gift or bribe to.

buy off, pay off verb
pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor.

4. buy (verb)

be worth or be capable of buying.

  • This sum will buy you a ride on the train.
Hypernyms

Be verb
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).

5. buy (verb)

acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange.

  • She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work.
Hypernyms

acquire, get verb
come into the possession of something concrete or abstract.

6. buy (verb)

accept as true.

  • I can't buy this story.
Hypernyms

believe verb
accept as true; take to be true.

Nearby Terms

buy at (verb)
do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

buy back (verb)
buy what had previously been sold, lost, or given away

buy food (verb)
purchase prepared food to be eaten at home

buy in (verb)
amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use

buy into (verb)
buy stocks or shares of a company

buy it (verb)
be killed or die

buy off (verb)
pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor

buy out (verb)
take over ownership of; of corporations and companies

buy the farm (verb)
pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

buy time (verb)
act so as to delay an event or action in order to gain an advantage

buy up (verb)
take over ownership of; of corporations and companies

buy-and-bust operation (noun)
an undercover operation by narcotics detectives to catch unsuspecting drug dealers

buyback (noun)
the act of purchasing back something previously sold

buyer (noun)
a person who buys

buyer's market (noun)
a market in which more people want to sell than want to buy