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hire

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1 the state of being provided with a paying job

  • he spent most of his career in the hire of high-paying defense contractors
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2 the money paid regularly to a person for labor or services

  • used to mow lawns for hire
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hire

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1 to take or get the temporary use of (something) for a set sum

  • the Youngs hired a limousine for their daughterʼs wedding
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2 to provide with a paying job

  • the farm hires teenagers to pick blueberries in the summer
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assume, employ, engage, fee [chiefly Scottish], lay on [chiefly British], pay, place, recruit, retain, sign (up or on), take on

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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


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