purchasable

Definitions

  • Map of Louisiana Purchase; also United States in 1803
    Map of Louisiana Purchase; also United States in 1803
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj purchasable available for purchase "purchasable goods","many houses in the area are for sale"
    • adj purchasable capable of being corrupted "corruptible judges","dishonest politicians","a purchasable senator","a venal police officer"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Ambassadors purchasing Æsculapius The Ambassadors purchasing Æsculapius

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 93% of all greeting cards are purchased by women
    • a Purchasable Capable of being bought, purchased, or obtained for a consideration; hence, venal; corrupt. "Money being the counterbalance to all things purchasable by it, as much as you take off from the value of money, so much you add to the price of things exchanged."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 96% of candles that are purchased are by women
    • purchasable Capable of being bought, purchased, or obtained for a consideration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over 96% of American households purchase bananas at least once each month.
    • adj Purchasable that may be purchased: (hence of persons) venal, corrupt
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Quotations

  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas%20Fuller
    “Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.”
  • Thomas Wilson
    Thomas Wilson
    “Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own.”
  • Courtland Milloy
    Courtland Milloy
    “Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.”
  • Margaret Oliphant
    Margaret Oliphant
    “What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?”
  • John Quinton
    John Quinton
    “That laughter costs too much which is purchased by the sacrifice of decency.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. porchacier (Fr. pourchasser), to seek eagerly, pursue—pur (L. pro), for, chasser, to chase.

Usage

In literature:

I suppose he thought to make a good thing out of it, and was eager to purchase.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
The United States subsequently purchased the franchise.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
You must be careful when you stop, however, as while you are busy with your purchases, your man is liable to run away.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
He also appears to have purchased Bale's fine collection of manuscripts.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
Hence it should be borne in mind that, as a rule, to invest in specified territory is to purchase an absolutely worthless invention.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
But we shall have to make some purchases before Tuesday.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
It is not he that is so anxious for the purchase.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
He had no luggage to attend to, save the newly-purchased bag which he carried.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
A simple canvas arrangement can be purchased very cheaply, or one of your fair friends can make you one.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
I have purchased more than one "perpetual motion" myself.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
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In poetry:

Suitors sent, her hand to purchase,
Some with wealth and some with fame;
But the vow was on her spirit,
And she shrank not from its claim.
"The Legend Of The Iron Cross" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Yet can a friend what thou hast done fulfill?
O write in brass, My God upon a tree
His bloud did spill,
Onely to purchase my good will:
Yet use I not my foes, as I use Thee.
"Unkindnesse" by George Herbert
Go forth; and if it be o'er stony way,
Old joy can lend what newer grief must borrow:
And it was sweet, and that was yesterday,
And sweet is sweet, though purchased with sorrow.
"Go, songs, for ended is our brief, sweet play" by Francis Thompson
Let not my soul, my shepherd Christ! be lost —
The precious charge let not the lions tear —
For dear enough to thee its purchase cost —
The trust to heav'n, among thy angels bear!
"A Prayer For A Sick Person" by Rees Prichard
Since such are the joys that Simplicity yields,
We may well be content with our woods and our fields:
How useless to us, then, ye great, were your wealth,
When without it we purchase both pleasure and health!
"The Search After Happiness. A Pastoral Drama" by Hannah More
The wants that He did then sustain
Have purchased wealth, my babe, for thee;
And by His torments and His pain
Thy rest and ease securèd be.
My baby, then forbear to weep;
Be still, my babe; sweet baby, sleep.
"A Rocking Hymn" by George Wither

In news:

You can save 30% off your online purchase from Old Navy, Gap or Banana Republic with the coupon code JULY2012.
Times Union is reporting that Ken Weicerza purchased the pizza pie on June 8th.
He rallied his comrades at VFW Post 4372 and together, between Texas and Maine, they raised more than $5,000 to purchase bandanas .
City staff and officials continue to investigate issues related to a purchase proposal for the building one block west of US-61.
The nation`s biggest, bank of america, will be charging the biggest of the new debit card fees five dollars a month for customers who use the bank`s debit card to make purchases.
The nation's biggest, bank of america, will be charging the biggest of the new debit card fees five dollars a month for customers who use the bank's debit card to make purchases.
Central bank increases asset-purchase program for second month in a row.
China Banking System October Net Forex Purchases CNY21.625 Bln.
There also is no online purchasing system.
My dad purchased this place over a year ago.
The Pittsburgh Crawfords, Newark Eagles and some other Negro League teams purchased team buses to shuttle their players from city to city.
They can be purchased by emailing lael@oinkari.org, or if you're feeling lucky, at the door.
The baby, they believed, would be covered immediately by insurance they hoped to purchase at the time of his birth.
Bizrate Insights launched questions on purchase intent of and primary reason for not purchasing the iPad Mini on October 23, 2012.
The purchase intent question was answered by 705 online buyers and the reason for not purchasing question by 582 online buyers as of 5:15pm PT on October 24, 2012.
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In science:

PRICE FLUCTUATIONS In order to get established as an operational paradigm, cloud storage must be economically profitable both for the cloud provider and for the cloud purchaser.
Pricing of insurance policies against cloud storage price rises
Since cloud providers have to purchase storage facilities and operate them, we expect their costs (and likewise their prices) to follow a process similar to that described by Equation (2).
Pricing of insurance policies against cloud storage price rises
That trend is what the cloud storage purchaser expects to pay in the future.
Pricing of insurance policies against cloud storage price rises
Instead, in the case of upward fluctuations of prices, the profit margins shrink and may get negative: upward fluctuations represent a risk for the cloud purchaser.
Pricing of insurance policies against cloud storage price rises
If the actual price is larger than the expected one, the insured (the cloud purchaser) obtains the difference from the insurer.
Pricing of insurance policies against cloud storage price rises
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