verb (used with object), hired, hir·ing.
Origin of hire
Synonyms for hire
Related Words for rehirerestore, revive, replace, renew, reestablish, reintroduce, rehabilitate, recall, redeem, return, reinvest
Examples from the Web for rehire
Contemporary Examples of 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
- 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.)).