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Meaning of HIRE

Pronunciation:  hIr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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?"
  2. [v]  engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
  3. [v]  hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

HIRE is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hire\ (h[~e]r), pron. [Obs.]
    See {Here}, pron. --Chaucer.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
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