hire

  • 1 hire — n *wage or wages, pay, salary, stipend, fee, emolument hire vb Hire, let, lease, rent, charter are comparable when they mean to take or engage something or grant the use of something for a stipulated price or rate. Because some of these words are …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 hire — 1 n 1: payment for the temporary use of something or for labor or services 2 a: 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 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 hire — [hīr] n. [ME < OE hyr, wages, akin to Du huur, Ger heuer] 1. the amount paid to get the services of a person or the use of a thing 2. a hiring or being hired 3. Informal a person who is hired; employee vt. hired, hiring 1. to get …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Hire — Hire, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hired} (h[imac]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hiring}.] [OE. hiren, huren, AS. h[=y]rian; akin to D. huren, G. heuern, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra. See {Hire}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To procure (any chattel or estate) from another person …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 hire — hire; hire·less; hire·ling; de·hire; hire·able; …

    English syllables

  • 6 Hire — (h[imac]r), n. [OE. hire, hure, AS. h[=y]r; akin to D. huur, G. heuer, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra.] 1. 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 hire — ► VERB 1) chiefly Brit. obtain the temporary use of (something) in return for payment. 2) (hire out) grant the temporary use of (something) in return for payment. 3) employ for wages. 4) obtain the temporary services of (someone) to do a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Hire — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Kathryn Patricia Hire (* 1959), US amerikanische Astronautin Philippe de La Hire (1640–1718), französischer Mathematiker Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 9 Hire — (h[ e]r), pron. [Obs.] See {Here}, pron. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Hire — (Biogr.), s. Lahire …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 hire — [v] commission for responsibility, use add to payroll, appoint, authorize, book, bring in, bring on board, carry, charter, contract for, delegate, draft, employ, empower, engage, enlist, exploit, fill a position, find help, give a break*, give… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 hire — Hire, f. penac. Est un instrument de bois, de six ou sept palmées de haut, et de la grosseur de la cuisse, moussu par les deux bouts qui sont ferrez d un large anneau de fer, et plus gresles que le milieu d iceluy; si qu il est de la façon d un… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 hire — 1 verb (T) 1 BrE to pay money to borrow something for a period of hours or days; let 1 (11), rent 1 (3) AmE: Let s hire a car for the weekend. see borrow 2 a) to employ someone for a short time to do a job for you: I m hiring a private detective… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 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

  • 17 hire — I UK [ˈhaɪə(r)] / US [ˈhaɪr] verb Word forms hire : present tense I/you/we/they hire he/she/it hires present participle hiring past tense hired past participle hired ** 1) [transitive] British if you hire something, such as a car, room, or piece… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 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

  • 19 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

  • 20 hire — [[t]ha͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ hires, hiring, hired 1) VERB If you hire someone, you employ them or pay them to do a particular job for you. [V n] Sixteen of the contestants have hired lawyers and are suing the organisers... The rest of the staff have… …

    English dictionary


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