- to engage the services of (a person or persons) for wages or other payment: to hire a clerk.
- to engage the temporary use of at a set price; rent: to hire a limousine.
- the act of hiring.
- the state or condition of being hired.
- the price or compensation paid or contracted to be paid for the temporary use of something or for personal services or labor; pay: The laborer is worthy of his hire.
- Informal. a person hired or to be hired: Most of our new hires are college-educated.
- British. available for hire; rental: a hire car.
- hire on, to obtain employment; take a job: They hired on as wranglers with the rodeo.
- hire out, to offer or exchange one's services for payment: He hired himself out as a handyman.
- for hire, available for use or service in exchange for payment.Also on hire.
Origin of hire
Synonyms for hire
Examples from the Web for hirer
Historical Examples of hirer
If he does not like the hirer's conditions he need not accept them.The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
He, therefore, and not the hirer is responsible for the negligence of the chauffeur.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman
Albert Sidney Bolles
"This or none" he would say to any hirer who dared to remonstrate.Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely
Rev. Edward Conybeare.
The hirer desired him to fix his own time, whereupon the writer drew a promissory note, making it payable at the day of judgment.Law and Laughter
George Alexander Morton
Kinnard Towers, hirer of assassins though he was, spoke with a certain dignity that savored of sound logic.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry
Charles Neville Buck
- to acquire the temporary use of (a thing) or the services of (a person) in exchange for payment
- to employ (a person) for wages
- (often foll by out) to provide (something) or the services of (oneself or others) for an agreed payment, usually for an agreed period
- (tr foll by out) mainly British to pay independent contractors for (work to be done)
- 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
- for hire or on hire available for service or temporary use in exchange for payment
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.)).