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Definition of "hire" []

  • To engage the services of (a person) for a fee; employ: hired a new clerk. (verb-transitive)
  • To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent: hire a car for the day. (verb-transitive)
  • To grant the services of or the temporary use of for a fee: hired himself out as a cook; hired out the cottage for the summer. (verb-transitive)
  • To obtain work: She hired on as a deck hand. He hired out as a photographer. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act of hiring. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hire" in a sentence
  • "Nu þenne ȝef eani mot nedlunge habben hit · loki þ̵ hit namon ne eili ne ne hearmi · ne þ̵ hire þoht ne beo nawiht þron ifestnet. ancre ne ah to habben na þing þ̵ utward drahe hire  {10} heorte. oluhnen þene heiward. warien hwon me punt hire ⁊ ȝelden þauh ðe hermes. wat crist þis is lodlich þing. hwon me [f."
  • "While Joffe, given the right access, resources and latitude, might end up being an outside voice for change -- her background certainly suggests it -- I'd guess her hire is as much strategic adviser as it is a step toward reform."
  • "Getting back to Charlie Browne and PCGS, what I really like about this hire is the “fresh eyes” that he will bring to the PCGS grading room."