on hire
phrasal see for hire

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on hire — for rent, for lease, on loan …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hire — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 (esp. BrE) use of a car, etc. for payment ADJECTIVE ▪ bicycle, car, equipment, etc. HIRE + NOUN ▪ car ▪ Our hire …   Collocations dictionary

  • hire — hire1 [ haır ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to pay someone to work for you: EMPLOY: I hired someone to paint the house. hire and fire: His main responsibility is hiring and firing. hire on: She s hired on as a mail carrier for the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hire — hire1 S3 [haıə US haır] v [T] 1.) BrE to pay money to borrow something for a short period of time American Equivalent: rent ▪ The best way to explore the island is to hire a car. ▪ What does it cost to hire a boat for a week? 2.) a) to employ… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hire — ▪ I. hire hire 1 [haɪə ǁ haɪr] verb [transitive] 1. HUMAN RESOURCES to employ a person or an organization for a short time to do a particular job for you: • The company has hired an investment banking firm to assist with managing its pension fund …   Financial and business terms

  • hire — hiree, n. hirer, n. /huyeur/, v., hired, hiring, n., adj. v.t. 1. to engage the services of (a person or persons) for wages or other payment: to hire a clerk. 2. to engage the temporary use of at a set price; rent: to hire a limousine. 3. hire on …   Universalium

  • hire purchase — system for financing the purchase of plant and equipment, where the ownership is vested with the lender until the final payment is made. The borrower is required to place a deposit and make periodic (usually monthly) repayments at a flat rate of… …   Financial and business terms

  • hire purchase — n. (BE) on hire purchase (to buy smt. on hire purchase) * * * (BE) on hire purchase (to buy smt. on hire purchase) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hire — 1. noun /ˈhaɪə(ɹ)/ a) Payment for the temporary use of something. The sign offered pedalos on hire. b) The state of being hired, or having a job; employment. I will him reaue of armes, the victors hire, / And of that shield, more worthy of good… …   Wiktionary

  • hire purchase — N UNCOUNT: oft N n Hire purchase is a way of buying goods gradually. You make regular payments until you have paid the full price and the goods belong to you. [BRIT] ...the serious problem of hire purchase and credit card debts. ...buying a car… …   English dictionary

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