purchase2 S3 W3
1 [uncountable and countable] formalBBT
something you buy, or the act of buying it: ➔ hire purchase, purchase price
She paid for her purchases and left.
day/date/time of purchase
This product should be consumed on the day of purchase.
I enclose my receipt as proof of purchase.
a loan towards the purchase of a new car
She made two purchases from my stall.
2 [singular] formal
a firm hold on something
gain/get a purchase on something
The ice made it impossible to get a purchase on the road.