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hire

[hahyuhr]
verb (used with object), hired, hiring.
1.
to engage the services of (a person or persons) for wages or other payment: to hire a clerk.
2.
to engage the temporary use of at a set price; rent: to hire a limousine.
noun
3.
the act of hiring.
4.
the state or condition of being hired.
5.
the price or compensation paid or contracted to be paid for the temporary use of something or for personal services or labor; pay: The laborer is worthy of his hire.
6.
Informal. a person hired or to be hired: Most of our new hires are college-educated.
adjective
7.
British. available for hire; rental: a hire car.
Verb phrases
8.
hire on, to obtain employment; take a job: They hired on as wranglers with the rodeo.
9.
hire out, to offer or exchange one's services for payment: He hired himself out as a handyman.
Idioms
10.
for hire, available for use or service in exchange for payment. Also, on hire.

Origin:
before 1000; (v.) Middle English hiren, Old English hȳrian (cognate with Dutch huren, Low German hüren, Old Frisian hēra); (noun) Middle English; Old English hȳr; cognate with Dutch huur, Low German hüre (whence Dutch hyre, Swedish hyra, German Heuer), Frisian hēre

hiree, noun
hirer, noun
outhire, verb (used with object), outhired, outhiring.
prehiring, adjective
rehire, verb, rehired, rehiring, noun
unhired, adjective

higher, hire (see synonym study at the current entry).


1. employ. 2. lease. Hire, charter, rent refer to paying money for the use of something. Hire is a general word, most commonly applied to paying money for labor or services, but is also used in reference to paying for the temporary use of automobiles (usually with a chauffeur), halls, etc.; in New England, it is used in speaking of borrowing money on which interest is to be paid (to distinguish from borrowing from a friend, who would not accept any interest): to hire a gardener, a delivery truck, a hall for a convention. Charter formerly meant to pay for the use of a vessel, but is now applied with increasing frequency to leasing any conveyance for the use of a group: to charter a boat, a bus, a plane. Rent is used in the latter sense, also, but is usually applied to paying a set sum once or at regular intervals for the use of a dwelling, room, personal effects, an automobile (which one drives oneself), etc.: to rent a business building. 5. rent, rental; stipend, wages, salary.
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hire (ˈhaɪə)
 
vb (foll by out)
1.  to acquire the temporary use of (a thing) or the services of (a person) in exchange for payment
2.  to employ (a person) for wages
3.  (often foll by out) to provide (something) or the services of (oneself or others) for an agreed payment, usually for an agreed period
4.  chiefly (Brit) to pay independent contractors for (work to be done)
 
n
5.  a.  the act of hiring or the state of being hired
 b.  (as modifier): a hire car
6.  a.  the price paid or payable for a person's services or the temporary use of something
 b.  (as modifier): the hire charge
7.  for hire, on hire available for service or temporary use in exchange for payment
 
[Old English hӯrian; related to Old Frisian hēra to lease, Middle Dutch hūren]
 
'hirable
 
adj
 
'hireable
 
adj
 
'hirer
 
n

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hire
O.E. hyrian "pay for service, employ for wages, engage," from P.Gmc. *khurja (cf. Dan. hyre, O.Fris. hera, Du. huren, Ger. heuern "to hire, rent").
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