Definitions for: Hire


[v] engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
[v] engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
[v] hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services



Webster (1913) Definition: Hire (h[~e]r), pron. [Obs.]
See Here, pron. --Chaucer.


Hire (h[imac]r), n. [OE. hire, hure, AS. h[=y]r; akin to
D. huur, G. heuer, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra.]
1. The price, reward, or compensation paid, or contracted to
be paid, for the temporary use of a thing or a place, for
personal service, or for labor; wages; rent; pay.

The laborer is worthy of his hire. --Luke x. 7.

2. (Law.) A bailment by which the use of a thing, or the
services and labor of a person, are contracted for at a
certain price or reward. --Story.

Syn: Wages; salary; stipend; allowance; pay.


Hire, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hired (h[imac]rd); p. pr. &
vb. n. Hiring.] [OE. hiren, huren, AS. h[=y]rian; akin to
D. huren, G. heuern, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra. See Hire, n.]
1. To procure (any chattel or estate) from another person,
for temporary use, for a compensation or equivalent; to
purchase the use or enjoyment of for a limited time; as,
to hire a farm for a year; to hire money.

2. To engage or purchase the service, labor, or interest of
(any one) for a specific purpose, by payment of wages; as,
to hire a servant, an agent, or an advocate.

3. To grant the temporary use of, for compensation; to engage
to give the service of, for a price; to let; to lease; --
now usually with out, and often reflexively; as, he has
hired out his horse, or his time.

They . . . have hired out themselves for bread. --1
Sam. ii. 5.

Synonyms: charter, charter, employ, engage, engage, lease, lease, rent, rent, take

Antonyms: can, dismiss, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, sack, send away, terminate

See Also: acquire, contract, farm out, featherbed, fee, fill, get, job, rat, retain, ship, sign, sign on, sign up, subcontract, undertake

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