Hide vs Purchase - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between hide and purchase

is that hide is to put (something) in a place where it will be harder to discover or out of sight or hide can be to beat with a whip made from hide while purchase is to pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.

As nouns the difference between hide and purchase

is that hide is (countable) (mainly british) a covered structure from which hunters, birdwatchers, etc can observe animals without scaring them or hide can be (countable) the skin of an animal or hide can be a medieval land measure equal to the amount of land that could sustain one free family; usually 100 acres forty hides equalled a barony while purchase is (obsolete) the act or process of seeking and obtaining something (eg property, etc).

hide

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) hiden, huden, from (etyl) . Related to (l) and (l).

Verb

  • To put (something) in a place where it will be harder to discover or out of sight.
  • * 1856 , (Gustave Flaubert), (Madame Bovary), Part III Chapter XI, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
  • The blind man, whom he had not been able to cure with the pomade, had gone back to the hill of Bois-Guillaume, where he told the travellers of the vain attempt of the druggist, to such an extent, that Homais when he went to town hid himself behind the curtains of the "Hirondelle" to avoid meeting him.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author=(Timothy Garton Ash)
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli , passage=Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe. Some call it geoeconomics, but it's geopolitics too. The current power play consists of an extraordinary range of countries simultaneously sitting down to negotiate big free trade and investment agreements.}}
  • To put oneself in a place where one will be harder to find or out of sight.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= William E. Conner
  • , title= An Acoustic Arms Race , volume=101, issue=3, page=206-7, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Nonetheless, some insect prey take advantage of clutter by hiding in it. Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.}}
    Synonyms
    * (transitive) conceal, hide away, secrete * (intransitive) go undercover, hide away, hide oneself, hide out, lie low
    Antonyms
    * (transitive) disclose, expose, reveal, show, uncover * (intransitive) reveal oneself, show oneself
    Derived terms
    * hide and seek / hide-and-seek * hideaway * hideout * hide one's light under a bushel * hider * one can run but one can't hide

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (countable) (mainly British) A covered structure from which hunters, birdwatchers, etc can observe animals without scaring them.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , 'to cover'. More at (l).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (countable) The skin of an animal.
  • (obsolete, or, derogatory) The human skin.
  • * Shakespeare
  • O tiger's heart, wrapped in a woman's hide !
  • (uncountable, informal, usually, US) One's own life or personal safety, especially when in peril.
  • * 1957 , (Ayn Rand), Francisco d'Anconia's speech in (Atlas Shrugged):
  • The rotter who simpers that he sees no difference between the power of money and the power of the whip, ought to learn the difference on his own hide —as I think he will.
    Synonyms
    * (animal skin) pelt, skin * (land measure) carucate
    Derived terms
    * cowhide * damn your hide * have someone's hide * rawhide * tan someone's hide

    Verb

  • To beat with a whip made from hide.
  • * 1891 , Robert Weir, J. Moray Brown, Riding
  • He ran last week, and he was hided , and he was out on the day before yesterday, and here he is once more, and he knows he's got to run and to be hided again.

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) hide, from (etyl) . More at (l), (l).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A medieval land measure equal to the amount of land that could sustain one free family; usually 100 acres. Forty hides equalled a barony.
  • purchase

    English

    Noun

  • (obsolete) The act or process of seeking and obtaining something (e.g. property, etc.)
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • I'll get meat to have thee, / Or lose my life in the purchase .
  • An individual item one has purchased.
  • The acquisition of title to, or property in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.
  • They offer a free hamburger with the purchase of a drink.
  • That which is obtained, got or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.
  • That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent.
  • He was pleased with his latest purchase .
  • (uncountable) Any mechanical hold or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle or capstan.
  • It is hard to get purchase on a nail without a pry bar or hammer.
  • The apparatus, tackle or device by which such mechanical advantage is gained and in nautical terminology the ratio of such a device, like a pulley, or block and tackle.
  • (rock climbing, uncountable) The amount of hold one has from an individual foothold or ledge.
  • (legal, dated) Acquisition of lands or tenements by means other than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.
  • (Blackstone)

    Derived terms

    * purchase order * repurchase

    Verb

    (purchas)
  • To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.
  • * Spenser
  • that loves the thing he cannot purchase
  • * Shakespeare
  • Your accent is something finer than you could purchase in so removed a dwelling.
  • * Shakespeare
  • His faults hereditary / Rather than purchased .
  • To buy, obtain by payment of a price in money or its equivalent.
  • to purchase''' land'', ''to '''purchase a house
  • To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.
  • to purchase favor with flattery
  • * Shakespeare
  • One poor retiring minute / Would purchase thee a thousand thousand friends.
  • To expiate by a fine or forfeit.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Not tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses.
  • To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase' upon, or apply a ' purchase to.
  • to purchase a cannon
  • To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert oneself.
  • * Ld. Berners
  • Duke John of Brabant purchased greatly that the Earl of Flanders should have his daughter in marriage.
  • To constitute the buying power for a purchase, have a trading value.
  • ''Many aristocratic refugees' portable treasures purchased their safe passage and comfortable exile during the revolution

    Synonyms

    * (buy) procure

    Derived terms

    * purchable * purchasing agent * purchasing power