Definition of Buying

1. Noun. The act of buying. "Shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge"

Exact synonyms: Purchasing
Generic synonyms: Purchase
Specialized synonyms: Shopping, Catalog Buying, Mail-order Buying, Viatication, Viaticus
Derivative terms: Buy, Purchase

Definition of Buying

1. Verb. (present participle of buy) ¹

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Definition of Buying

1. buy [v] - See also: buy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buying

buyer's market
buyer's markets
buyer's premium
buyer's remorse
buyers' club
buyers' market
buyers' markets
buying (current term)
buying guide
buying off
buying power
buying time
buying up
buyo cheek cancer
buyout bid
buys off
buys time

Literary usage of Buying

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The 2d section of the statute of 1823, under which the defendants are charged, is directed against the receiving, the concealing, and the buying of goods ..."

2. Health Security: The President's Report to the American People by Domestic Policy Council (U. S.) (1993)
"STRENGTHENING buying CLOUT Increased buying clout can bring down costs. In today's health insurance market, for example, big companies can go to an ..."

3. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1922)
"As long as this condition holds direct buying everywhere will remain ... M. LLEWELLYN RANEY, ANNA G. HUBBARD, PURD B. WRIGHT, ALA Committee on Book buying. ..."

4. The Journal of Home Economics by American Home Economics Association (1915)
"These "buying leaflets" have been prepared especially to meet the local needs, ... buying THE REFRIGERATOR At this time of the year comes up the question of ..."

5. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1867)
"One single act of buying and selling will not make a man a trader (7) ; but a ... buying and selling bank-stock, or other government securities, ..."

6. Woodrow Wilson and World Settlement by Ray Stannard Baker (1922)
"PRESIDENT: I have cablegrams this morning, copies of which are enclosed, stating that the whole of the customary monthly orders from the British buying ..."

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