Definition of buy
What does the word buy mean?
part of speech: verb transitive
(bought, Provencal bawt). Obtain by paying a (usu. Money) price; serve to procure (money cannot b.); get by some sacrifice (dearly bought); gain over (person) by bribery &c.; b. in, b. a stock of, withdraw at auction by naming higher price than highest offered; b. into, b. stock or shares in (the Funds or a company); b. off, get rid by payment of (claim, claimant, blackmailer), get (soldier) discharged so; b. out, pay person to give up post, property, &c.; b. over, bribe; b. up, b. as much as possible of; b. pig in poke, commit oneself inconsiderately. Hence buyable a., buyer n. [old English]