verb (used with object), hired, hir·ing.
- hiranuma, kiichiro, baron,
- hire out,
- hire purchase,
- hire-purchase system,
- hired gun
Origin of hire
Examples from the Web for hire
Like any service for hire, it is extremely important for the traffickers to provide a reputable service, criminal as it is.
The assistant manager at the A&F store had found Elauf qualified for the position and was apparently going to hire her.
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|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
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|Edison Marshall
- 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.)).