- 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
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Examples from the Web for rehire
After the ballots are certified Friday, the council plans to rehire Moore as police chief.South Carolina Town Loves Its Lesbian Police Chief
June 26, 2014
We need a system that creates jobs and innovation, and removes these barriers for entrepreneurs to go out and rehire people.GOP’s 'Class Warfare' Sham
September 20, 2011
- 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 and History for rehire
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.)).