Hire Definition

hīr
hired, hires, hiring
verb
hired, hires, hiring
To get the services of (a person) or the use of (a thing) in return for payment; employ or engage.
Webster's New World
To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent.
Hire a car for the day.
American Heritage
To give the use of (a thing) or the services of (oneself or another) in return for payment.
Webster's New World
To pay for (work to be done)
Webster's New World
(intransitive) To accept employment.
They hired out as day laborers.
Wiktionary
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noun
hires
A hiring or being hired.
Webster's New World
The amount paid to get the services of a person or the use of a thing.
Webster's New World
A person who is hired; employee.
Webster's New World
Payment for services; wages.
American Heritage
One who is hired.
Two new hires in the sales department.
American Heritage
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idiom
for hire
  • available for work or use in return for payment
Webster's New World
hire out
  • to work, esp. as a laborer, for payment
Webster's New World

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Origin of Hire

  • From Middle English, from Old English hȳr (“employment for wages, pay for service”), from Proto-Germanic *hūzijō (“hire”), from Proto-Indo-European *kūs- (“price, hire”). Cognate with West Frisian hier (“hire”), Dutch huur (“hire”), Low German Hüre (“hire”), German Heuer (“hire”), Danish hyre (“hire”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English hiren from Old English hȳrian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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