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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buy  \Buy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bought};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Buying}.]  [OE.  buggen,  buggen,  bien,  AS  bycgan  akin  to  OS 
  buggean  Goth.  bugjan.] 
  1.  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  sell 
 
  Buy  what  thou  hast  no  need  of  and  ere  long  thou 
  wilt  sell  thy  necessaries.  --B.  Franklin. 
 
  2.  To  acquire  or  procure  by  something  given  or  done  in 
  exchange,  literally  or  figuratively;  to  get  at  a  cost  or 
  sacrifice;  to  buy  pleasure  with  pain. 
 
  Buy  the  truth  and  sell  it  not  also  wisdom,  and 
  instruction,  and  understanding.  --Prov.  xxiii. 
  23. 
 
  {To  buy  again}.  See  {Againbuy}.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  {To  buy  off}. 
  a  To  influence  to  compliance;  to  cause  to  bend  or  yield 
  by  some  consideration;  as  to  buy  off  conscience. 
  b  To  detach  by  a  consideration  given  as  to  buy  off  one 
  from  a  party. 
 
  {To  buy  out} 
  a  To  buy  off  or  detach  from  --Shak. 
  b  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  as  A 
  buys  out  B. 
  c  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buying 
  n  :  the  act  of  buying;  "buying  equipment  for  the  trip  took 
  several  hours"  [syn:  {purchasing}] 




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