Definition of "hired" []

  • To acquire the temporary use of (a thing) or the services of (a person) in exchange for payment (verb)
  • To employ (a person) for wages (verb)
  • To provide (something) or the services of (oneself or others) for an agreed payment, usually for an agreed period (verb)
  • To pay independent contractors for (work to be done) (verb)
  • The act of hiring or the state of being hired (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The price paid or payable for a person's services or the temporary use of something (noun)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of hire. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "hired" in a sentence
  • "In addition, the label hired a religious consultant to help target its marketing and "take the edges off" the notion of a big company peddling sacred music, says Mark Flaherty, senior vice president of marketing for RCA Music Group, which is releasing "The Priests" in the U.S."
  • "The label hired a marketing company to seed the accompanying video on popular Web sites, where viewers were encouraged to submit their own videos."
  • "Ashlee was shepherded around town, meeting with the hit songwriters the label hired that week, showing up at her first crowded gig looking petrified, being coached by her sister on how to handle the attention."