buy (buys, present participle buying; past bought, past participle bought)
- (transitive) To obtain (something) in exchange for money or goods
- I'm going to buy my father something nice for his birthday.
- Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou wilt sell thy necessaries.
- (transitive) To obtain by some sacrifice.
- I've bought material comfort by foregoing my dreams.
- (transitive) To bribe.
- He tried to buy me with gifts, but I wouldn't give up my beliefs.
- (transitive) To be equivalent to in value.
- The dollar doesn't buy as much as it used to.
- (transitive, informal) to accept as true; to believe
- I'm not going to buy your stupid excuses anymore!
- (intransitive) To make a purchase or purchases, to treat (for a meal)
- She buys for Federated.
- Let's go out for dinner. I'm buying.
- (poker slang, transitive) To make a bluff, usually a large one.
- Smith tried to buy the pot on the river with a huge bluff
- (obtain (something) in exchange for money) cheap (obsolete), purchase
- (accept as true) accept, believe, swallow (informal), take on
- ((intransitive) make a purchase) make a buy
- (obtain (something) in exchange for money) cheap (obsolete), sell, vend
- (accept as true) disbelieve, reject, pitch
- French: acheter
- German: kaufen
- Italian: comprare
- Portuguese: comprar, adquirir
- Russian: покупа́ть
- Spanish: comprar
buy (plural buys)
- Something which is bought; a purchase.
- At only $30, the second-hand kitchen table was a great buy.