hire

noun
\ ˈhī(-ə)r How to pronounce hire (audio) \

Definition of hire

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : payment for the temporary use of something
b : payment for labor or personal services : wages
2a : the act or an instance of hiring (see hire entry 2) laws regarding the hire of workers
b : the state of being hired : employment
3 British : rental the hire of equipment often used attributively a hire car
4 : one who is hired starting wage for the new hires
for hire or less commonly on hire
: available for use or service in return for payment They have boats for hire. willing to do farm work for hire

hire

verb
hired; hiring

Definition of hire (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to engage the personal services of for a set sum hire a crew
b : to engage the temporary use of for a fixed sum hire a hall
2 : to grant the personal services of or temporary use of for a fixed sum hire themselves out
3 : to get done for pay hire the mowing done

intransitive verb

: to take employment hire out as a guide during the tourist season

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Verb

hirer noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for hire

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Noun

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Verb

hire, let, lease, rent, charter mean to engage or grant for use at a price. hire and let, strictly speaking, are complementary terms, hire implying the act of engaging or taking for use and let the granting of use. we hired a car for the summer decided to let the cottage to a young couple lease strictly implies a letting under the terms of a contract but is often applied to hiring on a lease. the diplomat leased an apartment for a year rent stresses the payment of money for the full use of property and may imply either hiring or letting. instead of buying a house, they decided to rent will not rent to families with children charter applies to the hiring or letting of a vehicle usually for exclusive use. charter a bus to go to the game

Examples of hire in a Sentence

Noun The company has a few new hires. The hire of a car and other equipment will of course incur a supplementary charge. Verb She had very little office experience, so the company wouldn't hire her. We hired someone to clean the office once a week. The company isn't hiring right now.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But many Hollywood veterans say a new, splashy hire could be made alongside or above whoever remains to manage the big properties. Washington Post, 26 May 2021 George Kliavkoff hire as Pac-12 Commissioner receives mixed reaction from media members Reach the reporter at kfitzgeral@gannett.com or 480-356-6407. Katherine Fitzgerald, The Arizona Republic, 14 May 2021 These metrics can include sales revenue, customer sat, cost of customer acquisition, as well as employee happiness, engagement, cost of hire, workforce modeling ratios. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 6 May 2021 His next hire — the replacement for Dudek — will be focused on that area as well. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, 14 Apr. 2021 Another new hire, Andrea Martinez, will take over the traffic reporting duties in the morning. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, 13 Apr. 2021 New GM hire Chris Young has a knack for ‘making others better’. Dallas News, 28 Mar. 2021 Teen Vogue's new hire for editor-in-chief, Alexi McCammond, is parting ways with the publication following backlash over racist tweets from a decade ago. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, 19 Mar. 2021 The hire, which has not been made official by UK, was first reported by coaching industry website FootballScoop.com. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, 12 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The school also pledged to hire additional counseling staff and to begin working with the Jed Foundation on a four-year program to improve mental health on campus. BostonGlobe.com, 5 June 2021 For at least the next year, Manydeeds will steer the system through its post-pandemic recovery, set up a second attempt to hire a new system president and oversee the likely lifting of the now 8-year-long freeze on in-state undergraduate tuition. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 June 2021 The university is not believed to have used a search committee or hire a search firm, and only interviewed possibly as few as two candidates, sources said. Shannon Ryan, chicagotribune.com, 4 June 2021 The Coyotes also intend to hire an assistant general manager and have a vacancy for general manager at Tucson. José M. Romero, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 Kolasi hopes to expand in the coming years—to move the classroom out of her home, recruit more students, hire a Mandarin instructor, and give her child the years of expansive, creative educational experience that Kolasi has dreamed of. Pia Ceres, Wired, 3 June 2021 This delivers a better time to hire and empathy to changing workforce expectations. Charles Hipps, Forbes, 2 June 2021 Already, the Biden administration has pledged to spent $7.4 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to hire and train public health workers — both to bolster the response to the ongoing pandemic and to prepare for similar crises in the future. Emily Brindley, courant.com, 1 June 2021 The April gain in consumer spending, slight as it was compared with March, supported the view that the economy is rebounding rapidly as individuals and businesses grow increasingly confident enough to spend, hire and invest. Arkansas Online, 29 May 2021

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First Known Use of hire

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for hire

Noun and Verb

Middle English, from Old English hȳr; akin to Old Saxon hūria hire

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The first known use of hire was before the 12th century

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8 Jun 2021

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“Hire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hire. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for hire

hire

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hire

 (Entry 1 of 2)

US, informal : someone who has been hired for a job

hire

verb

English Language Learners Definition of hire (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly US : to give work or a job to (someone) in exchange for wages or a salary
: to use or get the services of (someone) to do a particular job
chiefly British : to pay to use (something)

hire

verb
\ ˈhīr How to pronounce hire (audio) \
hired; hiring

Kids Definition of hire

1 : employ entry 1 sense 1 The company hired new workers.
2 : to get the temporary use of in return for pay They hired a hall for the party.
3 : to take a job He hired out as a cook.

hire

noun

Legal Definition of hire

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : payment for the temporary use of something or for labor or services
2a : the act or an instance of hiring from the date of hire until now
b : the state of being hired : employment while he was in the hire of the defendant
3 : one who is hired all new hires will enjoy the same medical benefits
for hire
: available for use or service in return for payment

hire

verb
hired; hiring

Legal Definition of hire (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to engage the personal services of or the temporary use of for a fixed sum
2 : to grant the personal services of or the temporary use of

intransitive verb

: to take employment

Other Words from hire

hirer noun

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