The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bought \Bought\, n. [Cf. Dan. bugt bend, turning, Icel. bug?a. Cf. Bight, Bout, and see Bow to bend.]
A flexure; a bend; a twist; a turn; a coil, as in a rope; as the boughts of a serpent. [Obs.]
The boughts of the fore legs.
--Sir T. Browne.
The part of a sling that contains the stone. [Obs.]
Bought \Bought\, p. a. Purchased; bribed.
Bought \Bought\, imp. & p. p. of Buy.
Buy \Buy\ (b[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bought (b[add]t); p. pr. & vb. n. Buying (b[imac]"[i^]ng).] [OE. buggen, buggen, bien, AS. bycgan, akin to OS. buggean, Goth. bugjan.]
To acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; -- opposed to sell.
Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou wilt sell thy necessaries.
To acquire or procure by something given or done in exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a cost or sacrifice; to buy pleasure with pain.
Buy the truth and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
--Prov. xxiii. 2
To buy again. See Againbuy. [Obs.] --Chaucer. To buy off.
To influence to compliance; to cause to bend or yield by some consideration; as, to buy off conscience.
To detach by a consideration given; as, to buy off one from a party. To buy out
To buy off, or detach from.
To purchase the share or shares of in a stock, fund, or partnership, by which the seller is separated from the company, and the purchaser takes his place; as, A buys out B.
To purchase the entire stock in trade and the good will of a business.
To buy in, to purchase stock in any fund or partnership.
To buy on credit, to purchase, on a promise, in fact or in law, to make payment at a future day.
To buy the refusal (of anything), to give a consideration for the right of purchasing, at a fixed price, at a future time.
v. 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]
acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"
accept as true; "I can't buy this story"
be worth or be capable of buying; "This sum will buy you a ride on the train"
Etymology 1 vb. (en-past of: buy). Etymology 2
alt. 1 (context obsolete English) A bend; flexure; curve; a hollow angle. 2 (context obsolete English) A bend or hollow in a human or animal body. 3 (context obsolete English) A curve or bend in a river, mountain chain, or other geographical feature. 4 (context obsolete English) The part of a sling that contains the stone. 5 (context obsolete English) A fold, bend, or coil in a tail, snake's body etc. n. 1 (context obsolete English) A bend; flexure; curve; a hollow angle. 2 (context obsolete English) A bend or hollow in a human or animal body. 3 (context obsolete English) A curve or bend in a river, mountain chain, or other geographical feature. 4 (context obsolete English) The part of a sling that contains the stone. 5 (context obsolete English) A fold, bend, or coil in a tail, snake's body etc.
Bought is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film produced and released by Warner Bros. and directed by Archie Mayo. The movie stars Constance Bennett and features Ben Lyon, Richard Bennett and Dorothy Peterson. It is based on the 1930 novel Jackdaw's Strut by Harriet Henry.
Warner Bros. paid Bennett an all-time high salary of $30,000 a week for her work in this film.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
past tense and past participle of buy (v.).
Usage examples of "bought".
The Shadow held it to the light, the red primrose that Trobin had bought from the Acme Florists.
It was chance, Harry was sure, that had taken Paula to the Hong Kong Shop after she had bought red primroses at the Acme Florists.
I had bought them dresses and linen in abundance, they were well lodged and well fed, I took them to the theatre and to the country, and the consequence was they all adored me, and seemed to think that this manner of living would go on for ever.
This one had been built in the mid-1800s and relieved of service a century later, at which time it had been bought by the adventuresome young couple that, no longer young, had just moved south.
But there are aspirin substitutes, heavily advertised and bought, which con110 tain a chemical, phenacetin.
Not only was the slogan remembered by those who saw EMBRACE advertised, and those who bought it, but-to the delight of all concerned with sales-it was bandied around to become a national catchphrase.
My mother bought a brick cottage in Pulteney street and a Burra share with her legacy--both excellent investments--and my brother left the bank and went into the aerated water business with James Hamilton Parr.
Watts and Law as they struggle to reconcile their materialistic lifestyle with the New Agey hoo-ha into which they have newly bought.
The squatter leased it on easy terms, and bought it only when it had sufficient value to be desired by agriculturists or by selectors who posed as agriculturists.
When George bought an ailing company it immediately recovered its strength.
Most of this illegal income came from selling promotional copies of the Concert for Bangla Desh album, taking money which would have otherwise gone to the charity if those albums had been bought through normal channels.
Sally thought of Diamond, huddled down in the front of the Alfa, and bought the largest bottle of Chivas the meager contents of his wallet could afford.
They had bought two bottles of alk in the commissary, a brand neither had been able to afford.
I heard you say today you bought that Cowper alveolar drill of yours for fifty cents at an auction of the instruments of your old professor.
When she was once more as beautiful as ever I felt as if I must die if I did not hold her in my arms again, and I bought a magnificent pier-glass and a splendid breakfast service in Dresden china, and sent them to her with an amorous epistle which must have made her think me either the most extravagant or the most cowardly of men.