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v. hired, hir•ing,
- freelance - Comes from the knights whose lances were free for hire and who were not pledged to one master; originally, a freelance was a free companion or a person free of occupational or political party obligation or allegiance.
- hire - As a noun, it originally meant the payment for the use of something.
- claque - A group of people hired to applaud an act or performer.
- dry lease, wet lease - To rent an aircraft without a crew is a dry lease; a wet lease is to hire an aircraft with a crew.
hire rent let
If you pay a sum of money in order to use something for a short period of time, you can say that you hire it or rent it. Hire is more common in British English and rent is more common in American English.
If you make a series of payments in order to use something for a long period, you say that you rent it. You do not usually say that you 'hire' it.
If you hire something from someone, you can say that they hire it out to you.
If you rent something from someone, you can say that they rent it out to you.
This usage is more common in British English than American English. The usual American terms are rent and rent out.
Past participle: hired
|Noun||1.||hire - a newly hired employee; "the new hires need special training"|
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
|2.||hire - the act of hiring something or someone; "he signed up for a week's car hire"|
|Verb||1.||hire - engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"|
featherbed - hire more workers than are necessary
fill - appoint someone to (a position or a job)
engage - ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer"
ship - hire for work on a ship
sign on, sign up, contract, sign - engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"
rat - employ scabs or strike breakers in
|2.||hire - hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services|
|3.||hire - 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?"|
they hired a lawyer → contrataron a un abogado
hired hand → jornalero/a m/f, enganchado/a m/f
hired assassin or killer → asesino/a m/f a sueldo
hired car → coche m de alquiler
for hire → se alquila or (LAm) arrienda; (on taxi) → libre
to be on hire → estar de alquiler
we've got it on hire for a week → lo tenemos alquilado para una semana
hire charges NPL → tarifa fsing de alquiler
hire purchase N (Brit) → compra f a plazos
to buy sth on hire purchase → comprar algo a plazos
hire purchase agreement N → acuerdo m de compra a plazos
hire purchase finance company N → compañía f de crédito comercial
to hire a car → louer une voiture
car hire (= business) → location de voitures; [of one car] → location de voiture
cycle hire (= business) → location de vélos; [of one bike] → location de vélo
equipment hire → location de matériel
for hire [car, equipment] → à louer; [taxi] → libre
available for hire → disponible à la location
Mountain bikes are available for hire → Des VTT sont disponibles à la location.
on hire → de location
The car is on hire
BUT C'est une voiture de location.
hire charges → le coût de la location
car hire company → compagnie de location de voitures
His agency hires out security guards → Son agence loue aux compagnies les services d'agents de sécurité.hire car n (British) → voiture f de locationhire purchase (British) n → achat m à crédit
to buy sth on hire purchase → acheter qch à crédit hire purchase agreementhire purchase agreement n → contrat m d'achat à crédit
hired hand → bracciante m/f
hired assassin → sicario prezzolato