verb (used with object), hired, hir·ing.
Origin of hire
Synonyms for hire
Examples from the Web for unhired
Historical Examples of unhired
He was unhired and unmarried, and was looking for some employment, as he was penniless.The Book of Dreams and Ghosts
A thousand free daggers, a thousand unhired bullets, would have flown to the heart of the betrayer.
A certain aisle in the cathedral was at that period the central exchange or rendezvous for unhired domestics.The Life Of Sir John Falstaff
Robert B. Brough
Rustics still stood about unhired with a straw in their mouths—plowmen and "orra" men they!Sweethearts at Home
S. R. Crockett
He was unhired and single, and would fain do some work, for he was moneyless.The Story of Grettir The Strong
Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
- 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.)).