buy in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v buy in amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use "let's stock coffee as long as prices are low"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The murder rate in the United States is about four times greater than in Japan. In Japan, no private citizen can buy a handgun legally
    • Buy in to purchase a stock: to buy back for the owner at an auction
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Quotations

  • John Barrymore
    John%20Barrymore
    “America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.”
  • Harry Browne
    Harry Browne
    “You don't have to buy from anyone. You don't have to work at any particular job. You don't have to participate in any given relationship. You can choose”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not expressed in fancy; rich not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.”
  • Austin O'Malley
    Austin%20O%27Malley
    “A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.”
  • John Selden
    John%20Selden
    “A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bycgan; Goth. bugjan.

Usage

In literature:

Whether they will choose to buy a peace, to force one, or to do nothing, will rest in their pleasure.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Before the war each dollar would buy a bushel of wheat; in 1865 it would only buy half a bushel.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
We remain to buy food, as there is scarcity at Mombo, in front.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
It was only by the promise of a heavy subsidy that Henry in 1229 could buy the Papal confirmation of Langton's successor.
"History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)" by John Richard Green
In 1883 he brought a quantity of plants and put them up at auction; nobody in particular would buy.
"About Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
But the "eccentric Lord" was buying up stock and majorities rule in Companies as in the nation.
"The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists" by George Bryce
You must also buy a yard of silk or cashmere in some pretty color.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
On Saturday morning the Silver Foxes went into the city to buy some camping things and to see a movie show in the afternoon.
"Pee-Wee Harris Adrift" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
For example, a would-be country dweller leased a house, with option to buy, in a very good neighborhood.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
And Rivers was away a lot, on buying trips and so on, and when he was, nobody ever saw Cecil leave the Rivers place in the evenings.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
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In poetry:

My life's my own; I rise
With glory in my eyes;
And my concept of hell
Is to be forced to sell
Myself to one who buys.
"God's Vagabond" by Robert W Service
Catch the moment, put it in your heart
The years too soon will fly.
These are precious moments,
more than money can buy.
"One Small Son" by Richard Willard Armour
'Twas on Christmas eve,
And Smiggs and his wife lay cosy in bed,
When the thought of buying a goose
Came into his head.
"The Christmas Goose" by William Topaz McGonagall
When couples played or sang duets,
It was immoral to have debts:
I shall continue till I die
To pay in cash for what I buy.
"Doggerel" by W H Auden
In city shop a hat I saw
That to my fancy seemed to strike,
I gave my wage to buy the straw,
And make myself a one the like.
"The Hat" by Robert W Service
Happiness: We rarely feel it.
I would buy it, beg it, steal it,
Pay in coins of dripping blood
For this one transcendent good.
"Happiness" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Pros not intimidated by $1 million buy-in tournament at World Series of Poker.
Nissan has announced that its innovative Juke -R crossover will be made available to buy in very limited numbers on a build-to-order basis.
South Bend Tribune/JAMES BROSHER Rychie Nagy, left, Austin Podlesak and Margaret Belt wait in line on Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012, outside of Best Buy in Mishawaka.
Diane Keaton buys in Pacific Palisades.
Tim Allen Buys in Hollywood Hills West, Leonardo DiCaprio Lists Malibu Property.
Three people are outside the Best Buy in Mishawaka.
They're the first in line at a Best Buy in El Cajon, in San Diego County.
They're the first in line at a Best Buy in El Cajon, California.
Even if you manage to buy in smaller quantities, you have to shop every day or two to keep on top of fresh produce before it goes to waste.
Webster stopped at the Kwik Trip in St Charles November 28th to buy some cookies for her kids and since the Powerball jacket pot was up to a record $587,500,000, she decided to buy a single ticket at the last minute.
With interest rates at record lows, home hunters who are hesitant about buying in the Big Apple should reconsider, a chief economist said.
Jenna Fischer Buys in Glendale.
Every year, people buy in.
The winner of the buy-in event will receive the amazing trip to Malta , which includes 4 nights in a top hotel, travel funds, dinner and sightseeing around Malta .
Five high school students waited in line for several days for Best Buy in Boardman to open on Black Friday.
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In science:

Example !2: "Albert's degree of belief in the occur­ rence of heads on the next toss of this coin is 0.5." Again, this is a factual assertion about Albert; pre­ sumably about his willingness to buy and sell chances based on the outcome of the toss in question [Savage, 1954].
Uncertain Inferences and Uncertain Conclusions
Traders buy from or sell to the market maker and respond to a signal which incorporates idiosyncratic preferences and the influence of the traders nearest to them.
Scaling and Multi-scaling in Financial Markets
Testing a crypto-system is however delicate, because in cryptography the client buys confidence and security, two qualities difficult to quantify. D.
Quantum Cryptography
D [t− ] represents the excess demand in the market prior to time t, when the new price p [t] is set and the buy/sell orders are executed.
Designing agent-based market models
Financial agents participating in a real market have finite resources and so cannot keep buying and/or selling assets indefinitely.
Designing agent-based market models
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