In accounting, purchases is the amount of goods a company bought throughout this year. It also refers to information as to the kind, quality, quantity, and cost of goods bought that should be maintained. They are added to inventory. Purchases are offset by purchase discounts and Purchase Returns and Allowances.
Purchase Definition of Purchase by Merriam-Webster.
The car was an expensive purchase. He displayed his recent purchases with pride. The ice made it impossible for the car's' wheels to gain a purchase on the road. The surface was so slick that the wheels couldn't' gain purchase.