AskDefine | Define bought

Dictionary Definition

buy n : an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price" [syn: bargain, steal]


1 obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store" [syn: purchase] [ant: sell]
2 make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought" [syn: bribe, corrupt, grease one's palms]
3 acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"
4 accept as true; "I can't buy this story"
5 be worth or be capable of buying; "This sum will buy you a ride on the train" [also: bought]bought See buy

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /'bO:t/, /'bɔːt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːt


  1. She bought an expensive bag last week.
    People have bought gas masks.
    Our products can be bought at your local store.

Derived terms


  1. A flexure; a bend; a twist; a turn; a coil, as in a rope; as the boughts of a serpent.
  2. The part of a sling that contains the stone.


Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1