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hire Explained

hire at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


hire at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. hyrian "pay for service, employ for wages, engage," from P.Gmc. *khurja (cf. Dan. hyre, O.Fris. hera, Du. huren, Ger. heuern "to hire, rent"). ///

hire at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

S3 v [T]
1 BrE to pay money to borrow something for a short period of time: American Equivalent: rent// --The best way to explore the island is to hire a car.// --What does it cost to hire a boat for a week?//
2 : a) to employ someone for a short time to do a particular job// --Employers hire skilled people on fixed-term contracts.// hire sb to do sth// --A City lawyer has been hired to handle the case.// b) AmE to employ someone// --Businesses may only hire foreign workers where an American cannot be found.// --the power to hire and fire (=employ and dismiss people) // hire out [hire sth → out] phr v//
1 to allow someone to borrow something for a short time in exchange for money: hire something → out to// --a little company that hires out boats to tourists//
2 hire yourself out: to arrange to work for someone// --They were so poor they had to hire themselves out on the farms.// ----------// HINT sense 1 // Hire, lease, or rent? See also: rent1 // ----------//
hire 2 n [U] [Language: Old English; Origin: hyr]// BrE an arrangement in which you pay a sum of money to borrow something for a short time// --a car hire company// for hire// --boats for hire// on hire// --The crane is on hire from a local firm.// ply for hire at ply1 (3)//

hire at Japanese => English Of Explained:


hire at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

110 Moby Thesaurus words for "hire":
admission, admission fee, anchorage, appoint, bareboat charter,
base pay, bespeak, book, brief, brokerage, carfare, cellarage,
charge, charges, charter, compensation, contract for, cost,
cover charge, demand, dismissal wage, dockage, dues, earnings,
emolument, employ, engage, enlist, entrance fee, escalator clause,
escalator plan, exaction, exactment, fare, farm, farm out, fee,
financial remuneration, gross income, guaranteed annual wage,
hire out, hiring, income, job, lease, lease out, lease-back,
lease-lend, lend-lease, let, let off, let out, license fee,
living wage, minimum wage, net income, pay, pay and allowances,
payment, payroll, pilotage, portage, portal-to-portal pay,
preengage, price, purchasing power, put on, rate, real wages,
recruit, remuneration, rent, rent out, rental, reserve, retain,
salary, salvage, scot, scot and lot, severance pay, shot, sign on,
sign up, sign up for, sliding scale, stipend, storage, sublease,
sublet, subrent, take into employment, take on, take-home,
take-home pay, taxable income, toll, total compensation, towage,
underlet, wage, wage control, wage freeze, wage reduction,
wage rollback, wage scale, wages, wages after deductions,
wages after taxes, wharfage

hire at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Borrowing): borrow, hire, rent, adopt, appropriate, imitate, run into debt.

[V] (Purchase): buy, purchase, rent, hire, repurchase, bribe, make a purchase, shop, market, go shopping.

hire at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
1 [VN] (especially BrE) to pay money to borrow sth for a short time:
to hire a car / room / video -> RENT
2 (especially AmE) to give sb a job:
[VN] She was hired three years ago. * [V] He does the hiring and firing in our company. * We're not hiring right now.
3 [VN] to employ sb for a short time to do a particular job:
to hire a lawyer * They hired a firm of consultants to design the new system.
hire sth<->out to let sb use sth for a short time, in return for payment
hire yourself out (to sb) to arrange to work for sb:
He hired himself out to whoever needed his services.
noun [U] (especially BrE) the act of paying to use sth for a short time:
bicycles for hire, 」2 an hour * a hire car * a car hire firm * The price includes the hire of the hall. * The costumes are on hire from the local theatre. -> RENT

HIRE at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

HIRE, contracts. A bailment, where a compensation is to be given for the use
of a thing, or for labor or services about it. 2 Kent's Com. 456; 1 Bell's
Com. 451; Story on Bailm. Sec. 369; see 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 980, et seq;
Pothier, Contrat de Louage, ch. 1, n. 1; Domat, B. 1, tit. 4 Sec. 1, n. 1
Code Civ. art.. 1709, 1710; Civ. Code of Lo., art. 2644, 2645. See this
Dict. Hirer; Letter.
2. The contract of letting and hiring is usually divided into two
kinds; first, Locatio, or Locatio conductio rei, the bailment of a thing to
be used by the hirer, for a compensation to be paid by him.
3. Secondly, Locatio operis, or the hire of the labor and services of
the hirer, for a compensation to be paid by the letter.
4. And this last kind is again subdivided into two classes: 1. Locatio
operis faciendi, or the hire of labor and work to be done, or care and
attention to be bestowed on the goods let by the hirer, for a compensation;
5.-2. Locatio operis mercium vehendarum, or the hire and carriage of
goods from one place to another, for a compensation. Jones' Bailm. 85, 86,
90, 103, 118; 2 Kent's Com. 456; Code Civ. art. 1709, 1710, 1711.
6. This contract arises from the principles of natural law; it is
voluntary, and founded in consent; it involves mutual and reciprocal
obligations; and it is for mutual benefit. In some respects it bears a
strong resemblance to the contract of sale, the principal difference between
them being, that in cases of sale, the owner, parts with the whole
proprietary interest in the thing; and in cases of hire, the owner parts
with it only for a temporary use and purpose. In a sale, the thing itself is
the object of the contract; in hiring, the use of the thing is its object.
Vinnius, lib. 3, tit. 25, in pr.; Pothier, Louage, n. 2, 3, 4; Jones Bailm.
86; Story on Bailm. Sec. 371.
7. Three things are of the essence of the contract: 1. That there
should be a thing to be let. 2. A price for the hire. 3. A contract
possessing a legal obligation. Pothier, Louage, n. 6; Civ. Code of Lo. art.
8. There is a species of contract in which, though no price in money be
paid, and which, strictly speaking, is not the contract of hiring, yet
partakes of its nature. According to Pothier, it is an agreement which must
be classed with contracts do ut des. (q.v.) It frequently takes place among
poor people in the country. He gives the following example: two poor
neighbors, each owning a horse, and desirous to plough their respective
fields, to do which two horses are required, one agrees that he will let the
other have his horse for a particular time, on condition that the latter
will let the former have his horse for the same length of time. Du Louage n.
458. This contract is not a hiring, strictly speaking, for want of a price;
nor is it a loan for use, because there is to be a recompense. It has been
supposed to be a partnership; but it is different from that contract,
because there is no community of profits. This contract is, in general,
ruled by, the same principles which govern the contract of hiring. 19 Toull.
n. 247.
9. Hire also, means the price given for the use of the thing hired; as,
the hirer is bound to pay the hire or recompense. Vide Domat. liv. 1, tit.
4; Poth. Contrat de Louage; Toull. tomes 18, 19, 20; Merl. Repert. mot
Louage; Dalloz, Dict. mot Louage; Argou, Inst. liv. 3, c. 27.

Hire at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hire \Hire\ (h[~e]r), pron. [Obs.]
See {Here}, pron. --Chaucer.

Hire \Hire\ (h[imac]r), n. [OE. hire, hure, AS. h[=y]r; akin to
D. huur, G. heuer, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra.]
1. The price, reward, or compensation paid, or contracted to
be paid, for the temporary use of a thing or a place, for
personal service, or for labor; wages; rent; pay.

The laborer is worthy of his hire. --Luke x. 7.

2. (Law.) A bailment by which the use of a thing, or the
services and labor of a person, are contracted for at a
certain price or reward. --Story.

Syn: Wages; salary; stipend; allowance; pay.

Hire \Hire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hired} (h[imac]rd); p. pr. &
vb. n. {Hiring}.] [OE. hiren, huren, AS. h[=y]rian; akin to
D. huren, G. heuern, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra. See {Hire}, n.]
1. To procure (any chattel or estate) from another person,
for temporary use, for a compensation or equivalent; to
purchase the use or enjoyment of for a limited time; as,
to hire a farm for a year; to hire money.

2. To engage or purchase the service, labor, or interest of
(any one) for a specific purpose, by payment of wages; as,
to hire a servant, an agent, or an advocate.

3. To grant the temporary use of, for compensation; to engage
to give the service of, for a price; to let; to lease; --
now usually with out, and often reflexively; as, he has
hired out his horse, or his time.

They . . . have hired out themselves for bread. --1
Sam. ii. 5.

hire at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in
the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
[syn: {engage}, {employ}] [ant: {fire}]
2: hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and
services [syn: {rent}, {charter}, {lease}]
3: engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an
apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall
we take a guide in Rome?" [syn: {lease}, {rent}, {charter},
{engage}, {take}]

hire at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » hyr|hȳr|employment for wages, pay for service|sc=Latinx|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » hūzijō||hire|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » kūs-||price, hire|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » fy|- Inter: term » hier||hire|lang=fy, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » huur||hire|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » nds|- Inter: term » Hüre||hire|lang=nds, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » Heuer||hire|lang=de, Inter: etyl » da|- Inter: term » hyre||hire|lang=da.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈhaɪə(ɹ)/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-hire.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » aɪə(r)
  • Inter: homophones » higher


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Payment for the temporary use of something.
    1. : The sign offered pedalos on hire.
    2. Inter: obsolet » e Reward, payment.
    3. 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.viii:
    4. : I will him reaue of armes, the victors hire, / And of that shield, more worthy of good knight; / For why should a dead dog be deckt in armour bright?
    5. The state of being hired, or having a job; employment.
    6. : ''When my grandfather retired, he had over twenty mechanics in his hire.
    7. A person who has been hired, especially in a cohort.
    8. : We pair up each of our new hires with one of our original hires.


      * Inter: sense » state of being hired employment, employ


      Inter: trans-top » the state of being hired, or having a job; employment

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|työsuhde, Inter: t- » fi|palvelus
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|emprego|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|fastachadh|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a person who has been hired
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|werknemer
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|werknemer|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|työntekijä

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|anställd|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » hir|ing
  • Inter: transitiv » e To obtain the services of in return for fixed payment.
    1. : We hired a car for two weeks because ours had broken down.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To employ; to obtain the services of (a person) in exchange for remuneration; to give someone a job.
    3. : ''The company had problems when it tried to hire more skilled workers.
    4. Inter: transitiv » e To exchange the services of for remuneration.
    5. : ''They hired themselves out as day laborers.
    6. : They hired out their basement for Inauguration week.
    7. Inter: transitiv » e To accomplish by paying for services.
    8. : After waiting two years for her husband to finish the tiling, she decided to hire it done.
    9. Inter: intransitiv » e To accept employment
    10. : They hired out as day laborers.


      * Inter: sense » to employ fire

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top » Terms derived from hire (verb)

  • hired gun

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • hired hand

    Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » to obtain the services of in return for fixed payment
  • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|أجر|tr='ájjara
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|llogar
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|租借|tr=zūjiè|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|出租|tr=chūzū|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|najmout
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|huren
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vuokrata
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|louer

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|mieten, Inter: t- » de|heuern
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|assoldare
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|借りる|tr=かりる, kariru
    • Polish: wynajmować / wynająć, wypożyczać / wypożyczyć
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|брать напрокат|tr=brat' naprokát Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » ru|взять напрокат|tr=vzjat' naprokát Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|нанимать|tr=nanimát' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|нанять|tr=nanját' Inter: pf » .
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|fastaidh
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|hyra

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to employ
    • American Sign Language: Inter: tø » ase|OpenB@DistalSideChesthigh-PalmAcross RoundVert OpenB@DistalInsideTrunkhigh-PalmUp RoundHoriz OpenB@NearCenterTrunkhigh-PalmUp
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|استخدم|tr=istákhdama, Inter: t- » ar|شغل|tr=shághghala, Inter: t- » ar|استعمل|tr=istá3mala
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|наемам|tr=naémam
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|contractar
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|雇傭|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|雇佣|tr=gùyōng|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|雇|tr=gù|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zaměstnat
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|ansætte
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|aanwerven, Inter: t+ » nl|aanstellen
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|palkata, Inter: t+ » fi|työllistää, Inter: t- » fi|ottaa työhön
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|embaucher, Inter: t+ » fr|employer, Inter: t+ » fr|recruter
    • German: Inter: t- » de|anwerben, Inter: t+ » de|anstellen, Inter: t+ » de|einstellen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|fostaigh
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|impiegare, Inter: t- » it|ingaggiare
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|雇う|tr=やとう, yatou, Inter: t+ » ja|雇用|alt=雇用する|tr=こようする, koyō-suru
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|најмува|tr=nájmuva, Inter: t- » mk|изнајмува|tr=iznájmuva
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|ansette
  • Polish: najmować (do pracy), zatrudniać
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|contratar, Inter: t+ » pt|empregar
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|angaja
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|нанимать|tr=nanimát' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|нанять|tr=nanját' Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|трудоустраивать|tr=trudoustráivat' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|трудоустроить|tr=trudoustróit' Inter: pf » .
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|fastaidh
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|contratar
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|anställa

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to exchange the services of for remuneration
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verhuren

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|palkata, Inter: t- » fi|teettää, Inter: t+ » fi|vuokrata

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to accomplish by paying for services
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|teettää

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to accept employment
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|werk aannemen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|mennä töihin, Inter: t- » fi|palkkautua

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » it: noleggiare (1), assumere (2)
    • Inter: ttbc » ku: Inter: ku-Arab » ڕاگرتن
    • Inter: ttbc » pt: contratar (1)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t+ » es|alquilar, Inter: t- » es|contratar, Inter: t+ » es|emplear
  • Inter: ttbc » sv: anställa (2)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * heir
    • rehi, ReHi



    Inter: head » eu|pronoun
  • yours

  • Japanese


    Inter: ja-noun » r|hira=ひれ
  • Inter: ja-def » ヒレ fillet
    1. Inter: ja-def » 鰭 fin
    2. Inter: ja-def » 肩巾 shawl

    Middle English


    Inter: head » enm|pronoun
  • Inter: alternative form of » hir|lang=enm

  • Old English


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈhire/|lang=ang


    Inter: head » ang|pronoun
  • Inter: form of » Genitive|heo|hēo
    1. Inter: form of » Dative|heo|hēo

    Category: ang:hire -
    Translation: cs » hire
    Translation: cy » hire
    Translation: et » hire
    Translation: es » hire
    Translation: fa » hire
    Translation: fr » hire
    Translation: gl » hire
    Translation: ko » hire
    Translation: io » hire
    Translation: kn » hire
    Translation: ku » hire
    Translation: hu » hire
    Translation: mg » hire
    Translation: ml » hire
    Translation: my » hire
    Translation: ja » hire
    Translation: pl » hire
    Translation: pt » hire
    Translation: ru » hire
    Category: simple:hire -
    Translation: fi » hire
    Translation: ta » hire
    Translation: te » hire
    Translation: th » hire
    Translation: tr » hire
    Translation: uk » hire
    Translation: vi » hire
    Translation: zh » hire

  • híre at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * Inter: IPA » /'hiːrɛ/|lang=hu
  • Inter: hyphenation » hí|re



  • Inter: hu-inflection of » hír|pos|3s

    Derived terms

    * se híre, se hamva