Hire en


  1. (pron.) See Here, pron.
  2. (noun) 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; wages; rent; pay.
  3. (noun) To engage or purchase the service, labor, or interest of (any one) for a specific purpose, by payment of wages; as, to hire a servant, an agent, or an advocate.
  4. (noun) To procure (any chattel or estate) from another person, for temporary use, for a compensation or equivalent; to purchase the use or enjoyment of for a limited time; as, to hire a farm for a year; to hire money.
  5. (noun) A bailment by which the use of a thing, or the services and labor of a person, are contracted for at a certain price or reward.
  6. (noun) To grant the temporary use of, for compensation; to engage to give the service of, for a price; to let; to lease; -- now usually with out, and often reflexively; as, he has hired out his horse, or his time.
Word: hire
Pronunciation of hire: 'hI(-&)r
Function of hire: noun
Origin of hire: Middle English, from Old English hyr; akin to Old Saxon huria hire
1 a : payment for the temporary use of something b : payment for labor or personal services : WAGES
2 a : the act or an instance of hiring b : the state of being hired : EMPLOYMENT
3 British : RENTAL -- often used attributively
4 : one who is hired <starting wage for the new hires>
- for hire also on hire : available for use or service in return for payment

Synonyms of hire

Charter, Employ, Engage, Lease, Rent, Take,

Antonyms of hire

Can, Dismiss, Fire, Sack, Terminate,