hire out

Definition of hire out

1 chiefly British :to allow someone to use (something) in exchange for money :rent
  • The hotel hires out boats to guests.
2 US, informal :to take a job :to work for wages or a salary
  • She hired out as a cook.
  • He's a teacher most of the year, but in the summer he hires himself out as a tour guide.

Word by Word Definitions

hire play
  1. : payment for the temporary use of something

  2. : payment for labor or personal services : wages

  3. : the act or an instance of hiring (see 2hire)

  1. : to engage the personal services of for a set sum

  2. : to engage the temporary use of for a fixed sum

  3. : to grant the personal services of or temporary use of for a fixed sum

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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