buying Definition

the activity of purchasing goods or services.

Using buying: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "buying" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I did all my buying online this year.

  • Example

    The buying of a new car is always exciting.

  • Example

    The company's buying power has increased with the merger.

buying Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for buying

Phrases with buying

  • the act of buying something without planning or thinking about it beforehand


    She regretted her impulse buying when she saw her credit card bill.

  • the purchase of large quantities of goods at one time, often resulting in a lower price per unit


    We saved money by doing our grocery shopping through bulk buying.

  • the activity of looking at goods in shop windows without intending to buy them


    We spent the afternoon window shopping and enjoying the holiday decorations.


Summary: buying in Brief

The term 'buying' [ˈbaɪɪŋ] refers to the act of purchasing goods or services. It can be done in person or online, and can involve impulse buying or bulk buying. 'Buying' is also used in phrases like 'window shopping,' which means looking at goods without intending to buy them.

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