a newly hired employee
"the new hires need special training"
the act of hiring something or someone
"he signed up for a week's car hire"
hire, engage, employ(verb)
engage or hire for work
"They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
rent, hire, charter, lease(verb)
hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take(verb)
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?"
Payment for the temporary use of something.
The sign offered pedalos on hire.
The state of being hired, or having a job; employment.
When my grandfather retired, he had over twenty mechanics in his hire.
A person who has been hired, especially in a cohort.
We pair up each of our new hires with one of our original hires.
To obtain the services of in return for fixed payment.
We hired a car for two weeks because ours had broken down.
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.
To exchange the services of for remuneration.
To accomplish by paying for services.
After waiting two years for her husband to finish the tiling, she decided to hire it done.
To accept employment
They hired out as day laborers.
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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
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
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
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
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
Origin: [OE. hiren, huren, AS. hrian; akin to D. huren, G. heuern, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra. See Hire, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hīr, n. wages for service: the price paid for the use of anything.—v.t. to procure the use or service of, at a price: to engage for wages: to grant temporary use of for compensation: to bribe.—adj. Hire′able.—ns. Hire′ling, a hired servant: a mercenary: a prostitute (also adj.); Hir′er; Hire′-sys′tem, a system by which a hired article becomes the property of the hirer after a stipulated number of payments; Hir′ing, the contract of hiring—bailment for hire (in Scotland, location): a fair or market where servants are engaged.—On hire, for hiring. [A.S. hýr, wages, hýrian, to hire; Ger. heuer, Dut. huur.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Hire' in Nouns Frequency: #2981
Rank popularity for the word 'Hire' in Verbs Frequency: #730
The numerical value of Hire in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Hire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People don’t hire resumes. People hire people.
I don't hire people who have to be told to be nice. I hire nice people.
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
If it is wrong to hire an unpaid intern at a for-profit, it should be wrong to hire one at a non-profit too.
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Translations for Hire
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- شغل, أجر, استعمل, استخدم, تأجيرArabic
- llogar, contractarCatalan, Valencian
- zaměstnat, najmoutCzech
- anwerben, anstellen, heuern, einstellen, mieten, VerleihGerman
- palkata, palkkautua, työntekijä, työsuhde, teettää, ottaa työhön, vuokrata, työllistää, palvelus, mennä töihinFinnish
- engager, employer, louer, embaucher, recruterFrench
- fastaidh, fastachadhScottish Gaelic
- assoldare, ingaggiare, impiegare, assumereItalian
- 雇う, 雇用, 借りる, 雇いますJapanese
- изнајмува, најмуваMacedonian
- werk aannemen, aanstellen, werknemer, huren, verhuren, aanwervenDutch
- contratar, emprego, empregar, contratadoPortuguese
- трудоустроить, нанять, взять напрокат, нанимать, брать напрокат, трудоустраивать, НаемRussian
- anställd, hyra, anställaSwedish
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