verb (used with object), hired, hir·ing.
Origin of hire
Synonyms for hire
Examples from the Web for hire
Contemporary Examples of hire
Like any service for hire, it is extremely important for the traffickers to provide a reputable service, criminal as it is.Ghost Ships of the Mediterranean
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 6, 2015
The assistant manager at the A&F store had found Elauf qualified for the position and was apparently going to hire her.Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch
December 16, 2014
They hire other people to write their books for them, whether memoir or fiction.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling
December 11, 2014
At the end of his internship, the Davis County School District decided to hire him.
The high-performance organizations did not hire people with IDD simply to gain cushy tax subsidies.
Historical Examples of hire
University professors, stout majors, rising early in the morning, hire boys and practise back-handers and half-volleys.Idle Ideas in 1905
Jerome K. Jerome
A policeman in the street had seen them hire a cab and drive away through Broadway at a rapid pace.The Bradys and the Girl Smuggler
Francis W. Doughty
It is claimed that this ignorant labor is defrauded of its just hire.
I suppose, though, we could hire you as a guide and keep you here.The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves
Claude A. Labelle
For the sake of warmth alone they were obliged to hire their night's lodging at cheap hotels.The Sky Line of Spruce
- the act of hiring or the state of being hired
- (as modifier)a hire car
- the price paid or payable for a person's services or the temporary use of something
- (as modifier)the hire charge
Word Origin for hire
Old English hyrian "pay for service, employ for wages, engage," from Proto-Germanic *hurjan (cf. Danish hyre, Old Frisian hera, Dutch huren, German heuern "to hire, rent"). Reflexively, "to agree to work for wages" from mid-13c. Related: Hired; hiring.
"payment for work, use, or services; wages," from Old English hyr "wages; interest, usury," from Proto-Germanic *hurja- (see hire (v.)).