Commentary: PURCHASE[+event][+contractual][+acquisition][+with_money] the acquisition of something for payment
NOTE: a nominalization: X's purchase of Y -> X purchased Y
They have a large selection of videos available for purchase. (X purchase them)
The purchase of that large tract of North America was made during the Napoleonic Wars.
The courts may rule that purchase of the smaller company by the larger is monopolistic.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: PURCHASE[+entity][+physical][+acquisition][+bought] something acquired by purchase
She came home from the store and showed me her purchases.
We stowed our purchases in the car before going on to lunch.
Bob took his purchase to the gift wrapping department.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Commentary: PURCHASE[+state][+physical][+influence][+control] a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage
The horses' hooves fought for purchase on the slippery pavement.
He could get no purchase on the situation.
As the car skidded, she clutched the steering wheel for more purchase.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Commentary: PURCHASE[+state][+physical][+leverage][+mechanical] the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
The purchase allowed him to lift the safe.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4