Hire meaning

hīr
Hire is defined as to employ, or to get services for payment.

An example of hire is to pay someone to build a house extension.

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To obtain work.

She hired on as a deck hand. He hired out as a photographer.

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(informal) One who is hired.

Two new hires in the sales department.

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The amount paid to get the services of a person or the use of a thing.
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A hiring or being hired.
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(informal) A person who is hired; employee.
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To get the services of (a person) or the use of (a thing) in return for payment; employ or engage.
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To give the use of (a thing) or the services of (oneself or another) in return for payment.
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To pay for (work to be done)
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Payment for the temporary use of something.

The sign offered pedalos on hire.

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1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.viii.

I will him reaue of armes, the victors hire, / And of that shield, more worthy of good knight; / For why should a dead dog be deckt in armour bright?

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The state of being hired, or having a job; employment.

When my grandfather retired, he had over twenty mechanics in his hire.

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A person who has been hired, especially in a cohort.

We pair up each of our new hires with one of our original hires.

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To obtain the services of in return for fixed payment.

We hired a car for two weeks because ours had broken down.

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To employ; to obtain the services of (a person) in exchange for remuneration; to give someone a job.

The company had problems when it tried to hire more skilled workers.

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To exchange the services of for remuneration.

They hired themselves out as day laborers. They hired out their basement for Inauguration week.

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To accomplish by paying for services.

After waiting two years for her husband to finish the tiling, she decided to hire it done.

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(intransitive) To accept employment.

They hired out as day laborers.

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The definition of hire is the amount paid for services or an employee.

An example of a hire is a McDonalds employee.

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To grant the services of or the temporary use of for a fee.

Hired himself out as a cook; hired out the cottage for the summer.

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for hire
  • available for work or use in return for payment
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hire out
  • to work, esp. as a laborer, for payment
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of hire

  • Middle English hiren from Old English hȳrian

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

  • 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