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It's scary to become a woman in this world. We have to understand that some of the messages we get, messages that we are not enough, are there to keep our power in check. We can't buy into these messages.
Francesca Lia Block

Meaning of "buy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BUY

Old English bycgan; related to Old Norse byggja to let out, lend, Gothic bugjan to buy.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BUY

buy  [baɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BUY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Buy is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb buy in English.

WHAT DOES BUY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of buy in the English dictionary

The first definition of buy in the dictionary is to acquire by paying or promising to pay a sum of money or the equivalent; purchase. Other definition of buy is to be capable of purchasing. Buy is also to acquire by any exchange or sacrifice.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BUY

PRESENT

Present
I buy
you buy
he/she/it buys
we buy
you buy
they buy
Present continuous
I am buying
you are buying
he/she/it is buying
we are buying
you are buying
they are buying
Present perfect
I have bought
you have bought
he/she/it has bought
we have bought
you have bought
they have bought
Present perfect continuous
I have been buying
you have been buying
he/she/it has been buying
we have been buying
you have been buying
they have been buying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I bought
you bought
he/she/it bought
we bought
you bought
they bought
Past continuous
I was buying
you were buying
he/she/it was buying
we were buying
you were buying
they were buying
Past perfect
I had bought
you had bought
he/she/it had bought
we had bought
you had bought
they had bought
Past perfect continuous
I had been buying
you had been buying
he/she/it had been buying
we had been buying
you had been buying
they had been buying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will buy
you will buy
he/she/it will buy
we will buy
you will buy
they will buy
Future continuous
I will be buying
you will be buying
he/she/it will be buying
we will be buying
you will be buying
they will be buying
Future perfect
I will have bought
you will have bought
he/she/it will have bought
we will have bought
you will have bought
they will have bought
Future perfect continuous
I will have been buying
you will have been buying
he/she/it will have been buying
we will have been buying
you will have been buying
they will have been buying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would buy
you would buy
he/she/it would buy
we would buy
you would buy
they would buy
Conditional continuous
I would be buying
you would be buying
he/she/it would be buying
we would be buying
you would be buying
they would be buying
Conditional perfect
I would have buy
you would have buy
he/she/it would have buy
we would have buy
you would have buy
they would have buy
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been buying
you would have been buying
he/she/it would have been buying
we would have been buying
you would have been buying
they would have been buying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you buy
we let´s buy
you buy
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to buy
Past participle
bought
Present Participle
buying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BUY

buy in
buy into
buy off
buy out
buy up
buy-back
buy-back option
buy-to-fret
buy-to-let
buyable
buycott
buyer
buyer´s market
buyers´ market
buying
buying behaviour
buying group
buying order
buying power

WORDS THAT END LIKE BUY

appuy
bad guy
bulk-buy
cliquy
colloquy
fall guy
guy
impulse buy
obloquy
overbuy
puy
rebuy
soliloquy
somniloquy
Tanguy
tough guy
underbuy
uy
Van Rompuy
wise guy

Synonyms and antonyms of buy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BUY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «buy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of buy

Translation of «buy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BUY

Find out the translation of buy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of buy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «buy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

comprar
570 millions of speakers

English

buy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खरीद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَشتَري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

покупать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

comprar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

acheter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

beli
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kaufen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

買う
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tuku
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mua
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாங்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खरेदी करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

satın almak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

acquistare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kupić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

купувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a cumpăra
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγοράζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

koop
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

köpa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjøpe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of buy

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BUY»

The term «buy» is very widely used and occupies the 544 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BUY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «buy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «buy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about buy

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10 QUOTES WITH «BUY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word buy.
1
Ali Babacan
When Turkey buys Iranian oil, we pay for it in Turkish lira... However, it is not possible for Iran to take that money as dollars into its own country due to international restrictions, the U.S.A.'s sanctions. Therefore, when Iran cannot take this money back as currency, they withdraw Turkish lira and buy gold from our market.
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Bernard Baruch
Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars.
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James Van Der Beek
You buy a house and you get it checked out and you feel like you've kind of made your mark here in some way. And then an act of God just comes up the coast and has the potential to just completely wipe it clean. Weather like that is certainly humbling.
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Johnny Bench
I spent every bit of my money to try and get a Mickey Mantle card, and I don't have one. Growing up in Oklahoma, Mickey Mantle was my idol. And here I am, and I'd go pick cotton to have enough money, and I'd buy all of these packs, and I'd chew all of the gum, and I'd never find a Mickey Mantle card.
5
Sara Blakely
I have this system where if I buy three or four new things, I give away three or four things. Sometimes, it's a very painful system, but shopping is even better when you know that someone else who needs it will be getting. Keep the clothing karma going, I say.
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Francesca Lia Block
It's scary to become a woman in this world. We have to understand that some of the messages we get, messages that we are not enough, are there to keep our power in check. We can't buy into these messages.
7
Sean Booth
I don't particularly care how many records we sell any more because we've kind of bought all the equipment we want to buy.
8
Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
And since discriminating fans can pick and choose exactly what they want to buy, artists and their labels are more conscious than they've ever been of making sure that every song on a new album is as good as can be.
9
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.
10
Saffron Burrows
I was picked up on a London street by a model agent. She took me to her office and then sent me to Paris to work in shows. It was supposed to be two weeks, but I ended up living there with my Zimbabwean boyfriend. I made enough money modeling and acting in French movies to buy a nice flat.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BUY»

Discover the use of buy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to buy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer ...
Examines advertising strategies that promote consumerism from the earliest ages, offering advice to parents and teachers on how to reverse the damaging effects of commercialism on developing children.
Juliet Schor, 2004
2
Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for ...
A revised edition of a best-selling work on America's consumer culture makes observations about the retail practices of other cultures, describes the latest trends in online retail, and makes recommendations for how major companies can ...
Paco Underhill, 2009
3
Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and ...
"A lively, frugal-chic answer to the question "Make or Buy" about 120 different food staples"--
Jennifer Reese, 2012
4
202 Things You Can Buy and Sell for Big Profits
Reap Your Share of Resale Riches! This is it-the bona fide insider's guide to cashing in on the huge boom in reselling new and used products for big bucks.
James Stephenson, Jason R. Rich, Jason Rich, 2008
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What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
Selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? In What Money Can’t Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale?
Michael J. Sandel, 2012
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What Money Can't Buy: Family Income and Children's Life Chances
Money alone, Mayer concludes, does not buy either the material or the psychological well-being that children require to succeed.
Susan E. Mayer, 1997
7
Gen BuY: How Tweens, Teens and Twenty-Somethings Are ...
This book tells you how to make them better." —Ben Stein, economist, actor, and New York Times columnist "This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to appeal to the most powerful consumers of all time.
Kit Yarrow, Jayne O'Donnell, 2009
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Buy It, Rent It, Profit!: Make Money as a Landlord in ANY ...
From leases to property-evaluation documents, you’ll find a complete tool kit in this book, which contains every form and checklist you need to run a single-unit apartment or an entire rental building.
Bryan M. Chavis, 2009
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Car Buying Revealed: How to Buy a Car and Not Get Taken for ...
Gives advice on every aspect of purchasing a car, including determining budget limits; buying new, used, or foreign cars; negotiating a deal; and making financing arrangements.
Brian Munroe, 2008
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Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think ...
But as Jean Kilbourne points out in this fascinating and shocking exposé, the dreamlike promise of advertising always leaves us hungry for more. We can never be satisfied, because the products we love cannot love us back.
Jean Kilbourne, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BUY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term buy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Amanda Peterson, Can't Buy Me Love actress, dies at 43
Amanda Peterson, who played Patrick Dempsey's love interest in the 80s rom-com Can't Buy Me Love, has died at 43. The Associated Press ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
2
Don't Buy Into "Buy Buttons" Just Yet
The hottest topic in eCommerce these days seems to be “buy buttons.” The energy though appears premature. Pinterest announced its buyable ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
Horizon Pharma Proposes to Buy Depomed for $1.75 Billion
Horizon said it made the offer to buy Depomed in a letter sent May 27, but that Depomed had rejected the proposal. Horizon said it is going ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
4
Want To Buy A Vineyard In France? Here's How Much It Costs
If you want to buy a vineyard in France you can count on the average price being, according to the 2014 statistics, 136,400 euro per hectare for ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
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4 Restaurant Stocks to Buy Before Chipotle
That assessment may prove overly pessimistic, and Chipotle remains a buy, with a "B" rating, according to TheStreet Ratings. Nevertheless, for ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
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Cisco Plans to Buy Cloud Platform MaintenanceNet
Cisco Systems Inc. CSCO -0.88 % on Tuesday announced a deal to buy privately held MaintenanceNet for $139 million, the latest acquisition ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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Why Buy in a Flood Zone?
In late June, construction resumed on Pierhouse, a two-hundred-and-eighty-million-dollar condominium and hotel development at Pier 1, ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
8
Should You Buy COBRA in the Age of Obamacare?
Before the ACA was enacted, people who wanted to buy their own coverage rather than enroll in COBRA “risked being declined based on ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
9
Daily Fantasy MLB Lineup: Hitters to buy, sell for Tuesday
Not sure whom to buy today in DFS or whom to sit in your season-long fantasy leagues? Let us help set your daily fantasy baseball lineups with ... «SportingNews.com, Jul 15»
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Cramer: Money magnet stocks to buy in a selloff
Jim Cramer has experienced countless market corrections in his 30-plus years of investing. That is why he decided to share his best tricks of ... «CNBC, Jul 15»

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