Definitions for Hirehaɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hire*haɪər(v.; n.)hired, hir•ing

  1. (v.t.)to engage the services of for wages or other payment.

  2. to engage the temporary use of at a set price; rent:

    to hire a limousine.

  3. hire out, to offer or exchange one's services for payment:

    He hired himself out as a handyman.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  4. (n.)the act of hiring.

  5. the condition of being hired.

  6. the price or compensation paid for the temporary use of something or for personal services or labor; pay.

  7. Informal. a person hired or to be hired.

    Category: Business, Informal

Idioms for hire:

  1. for hire, available for use or service in exchange for payment. Also, on hire.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: hire , charter , rent refer to paying money for the use of something. hire is most commonly applied to paying money for a person's services, but is also used in reference to paying for the temporary use of something: to hire a gardener; to hire a convention hall. charter is applied to hiring a vehicle for the exclusive use of a group or individual: to charter a , although used in the above senses, is most often applied to paying a set sum at regular intervals for the use of a dwelling or other property: to rent an apartment.

Origin of hire:

bef. 1000; (v.) ME; OE hȳrian, c. OFris hēra, MD, MLG hūren; (n.) ME; OE hȳr, c. OFris hēre, OS hūria


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hire(noun)

    a newly hired employee

    "the new hires need special training"

  2. hire(verb)

    the act of hiring something or someone

    "he signed up for a week's car hire"

  3. hire, engage, employ(verb)

    engage or hire for work

    "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"

  4. rent, hire, charter, lease(verb)

    hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

  5. 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?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hire(verb)ɪər

    to bring a new employee into a business

    We're hiring this month.; They hired a new accountant.

  2. hireɪər


    to hire a car

  3. hire(noun)ɪər


    car hire


  1. hire(Noun)

    Payment for the temporary use of something.

    The sign offered pedalos on hire.

  2. hire(Noun)

    Reward, payment.

  3. hire(Noun)

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

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

  4. hire(Noun)

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

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

  5. hire(Verb)

    To obtain the services of in return for fixed payment.

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

  6. hire(Verb)

    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.

  7. hire(Verb)

    To exchange the services of for remuneration.

  8. hire(Verb)

    To accomplish by paying for services.

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

  9. hire(Verb)

    To accept employment

    They hired out as day laborers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hire

    see Here, pron

  2. Hire(noun)

    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

  3. Hire(noun)

    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

  4. Hire(noun)

    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

  5. Hire(noun)

    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

  6. Hire(noun)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Hire' in Nouns Frequency: #2981

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Hire' in Verbs Frequency: #730

Anagrams of Hire

  1. heir

  2. rehi, ReHi

  3. Rehi

Translations for Hire

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often with from ) to get the use of by paying money

He's hiring a car (from us) for the week.

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