Definition of Hire

1. Noun. A newly hired employee. "The new hires need special training"

Generic synonyms: Employee



2. Verb. Engage or hire for work. "How many people has she employed?"
Exact synonyms: Employ, Engage
Specialized synonyms: Featherbed, Fill, Engage, Ship, Contract, Sign, Sign On, Sign Up, Rat, Farm Out, Job, Subcontract
Derivative terms: Employ, Employee, Employer, Employment, Engagement, Hirer
Antonyms: Fire

3. Noun. The act of hiring something or someone. "He signed up for a week's car hire"
Generic synonyms: Act, Deed, Human Action, Human Activity

4. Verb. Hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services.
Exact synonyms: Charter, Lease, Rent
Generic synonyms: Contract, Undertake
Derivative terms: Charter, Lease, Lease, Lessee, Rent, Renter

5. Verb. Engage for service under a term of contract. "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
Exact synonyms: Charter, Engage, Lease, Rent, Take
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Derivative terms: Charter, Lease, Lease, Rent, Rental, Renter

Definition of Hire

1. pron. See Here, pron.

2. n. 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. v. t. 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.

Definition of Hire

1. Noun. Payment for the temporary use of something. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Reward, payment. ¹

3. Noun. The state of being hired, or having a job; employment. ¹

4. Noun. A person who has been hired, especially in a cohort. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To obtain the services of in return for fixed payment. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To employ; to obtain the services of (a person) in exchange for remuneration; to give someone a job. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To exchange the services of for remuneration. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To accomplish by paying for services. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To accept employment ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hire

1. to engage the services of for payment [v HIRED, HIRING, HIRES] : HIREABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Hire

1. 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, labour, 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) Origin: OE. Hiren, huren, AS. Hrian; akin to D. Huren, G. Heuern, Dan. Hyre, Sw. Hyra. See Hire. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hire

hircarras
hirchen
hirci
hircic
hircic acid
hircin
hircine
hircinous
hircismus
hircose
hircus
hird
hirdman
hirdmen
hirds
hire (current term)
hire-purchase
hire car
hire out
hire purchase
hire purchases
hireable
hireage
hireages
hired
hired gun
hired hand
hired help
hired man
hiree

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