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hire

 (hīr)
v. hired, hir·ing, hires
v.tr.
1.
a. To engage the services of (a person) for a fee; employ: hired a new clerk.
b. To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent: hire a car for the day.
2. To grant the services of or the temporary use of for a fee: hired himself out as a cook; hired out the cottage for the summer.
v.intr.
To obtain work: She hired on as a deck hand. He hired out as a photographer.
n.
1.
a. The act of hiring.
b. The condition or fact of being hired.
2.
a. Payment for services; wages.
b. Payment for the use of something.
3. Informal One who is hired: two new hires in the sales department.

[Middle English hiren, from Old English hȳrian.]

hir′a·ble, hire′a·ble adj.
hir′er n.

hire

(ˈhaɪə)
vb (tr)
1. (Commerce) to acquire the temporary use of (a thing) or the services of (a person) in exchange for payment
2. (Commerce) to employ (a person) for wages
3. (Commerce) (often foll by out) to provide (something) or the services of (oneself or others) for an agreed payment, usually for an agreed period
4. (Commerce) chiefly (foll by: out) Brit to pay independent contractors for (work to be done)
n
5. (Commerce)
a. the act of hiring or the state of being hired
b. (as modifier): a hire car.
6. (Commerce)
a. the price paid or payable for a person's services or the temporary use of something
b. (as modifier): the hire charge.
7. (Commerce) for hire on hire available for service or temporary use in exchange for payment
[Old English hӯrian; related to Old Frisian hēra to lease, Middle Dutch hūren]
ˈhirable, ˈhireable adj
ˈhirer n

hire

(haɪər)

v. hired, hir•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to engage the services of for wages or other payment.
2. to engage the temporary use of at a set price; rent: to hire a limousine.
3. hire out, to offer or exchange one's services for payment: He hired himself out as a handyman.
n.
4. the act of hiring.
5. the condition of being hired.
6. the price or compensation paid for the temporary use of something or for personal services or labor; pay.
7. Informal. a person hired or to be hired.
Idioms:
for hire, available for use or service in exchange for payment. Also, on hire.
[before 1000; (v.) Middle English; Old English hȳrian, c. Old Frisian hēra, Middle Dutch, Middle Low German hūren; (n.) Middle English; Old English hȳr, c. Old Frisian hēre, Old Saxon hūria]
hir′a•ble, hire′a•ble, adj.
hir•ee′, n.
hir′er, n.
syn: hire, charter, rent refer to paying money for the use of something. hire is most commonly applied to paying money for a person's services, but is also used in reference to paying for the temporary use of something: to hire a gardener; to hire a convention hall. charter is applied to hiring a vehicle for the exclusive use of a group or individual: to charter a boat. rent, although used in the above senses, is most often applied to paying a set sum at regular intervals for the use of a dwelling or other property: to rent an apartment.

hire

  • 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

rentlet
1. 'hire' and 'rent'

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.

We hired a car from a local car agency and drove across the island.
He rented a car for the weekend.

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.

A month's deposit may be required before you can rent the house.
2. 'hire out'

If you hire something from someone, you can say that they hire it out to you.

Companies hiring out boats do well in the summer months.
3. 'rent out'

If you rent something from someone, you can say that they rent it out to you.

They had to rent out the upstairs room.
4. 'let' and 'let out'

If you rent a building or piece of land from someone, you can say that they let it to you or let it out to you. The past tense and -ed participle of let is let.

The cottage was let to an actor from London.
I couldn't sell the house, so I let it out.

This usage is more common in British English than American English. The usual American terms are rent and rent out.

The house was rented to a farmer.
He repaired the boat and rented it out for $150.

hire


Past participle: hired
Gerund: hiring

Imperative
hire
hire
Present
I hire
you hire
he/she/it hires
we hire
you hire
they hire
Preterite
I hired
you hired
he/she/it hired
we hired
you hired
they hired
Present Continuous
I am hiring
you are hiring
he/she/it is hiring
we are hiring
you are hiring
they are hiring
Present Perfect
I have hired
you have hired
he/she/it has hired
we have hired
you have hired
they have hired
Past Continuous
I was hiring
you were hiring
he/she/it was hiring
we were hiring
you were hiring
they were hiring
Past Perfect
I had hired
you had hired
he/she/it had hired
we had hired
you had hired
they had hired
Future
I will hire
you will hire
he/she/it will hire
we will hire
you will hire
they will hire
Future Perfect
I will have hired
you will have hired
he/she/it will have hired
we will have hired
you will have hired
they will have hired
Future Continuous
I will be hiring
you will be hiring
he/she/it will be hiring
we will be hiring
you will be hiring
they will be hiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hiring
you have been hiring
he/she/it has been hiring
we have been hiring
you have been hiring
they have been hiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hiring
you will have been hiring
he/she/it will have been hiring
we will have been hiring
you will have been hiring
they will have been hiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hiring
you had been hiring
he/she/it had been hiring
we had been hiring
you had been hiring
they had been hiring
Conditional
I would hire
you would hire
he/she/it would hire
we would hire
you would hire
they would hire
Past Conditional
I would have hired
you would have hired
he/she/it would have hired
we would have hired
you would have hired
they would have hired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
Verb1.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
farm out, subcontract, job - arranged for contracted work to be done by others
give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, can, force out, displace, fire, dismiss, terminate - terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
2.hire - hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
contract, undertake - enter into a contractual arrangement
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?"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

hire

verb
1. employ, commission, take on, engage, appoint, sign up, enlist hired on short-term contracts
2. rent, charter, lease, let, engage To hire a car you must produce a current driving licence.
noun
1. rental, hiring, rent, lease Fishing tackle is available for hire.
2. charge, rental, price, cost, fee Surf board hire is $12 per day.
hire something or someone out rent out, lease, let out We will be able to hire out the area for various functions.

hire

verb
1. To obtain the use or services of:
Idiom: put on the payroll.
2. To engage the temporary use of (something) for a fee:
3. To give temporary use of in return for payment.Also used with out:
noun
1. The act of employing for wages:
2. The state of being employed:
4. Informal. One who is employed by another:
Informal: hired hand.
Translations
أجْر، اُجْرَهإيجَاريُؤَجِّريَسْتَأْجِرُيَسْتأجِر
pronajmoutpronajmutízjednat sinájemnajmout si
ansættelejeudleje
palkatavuokraus
najamzaaposliti
bérléskibérlés
leigaleigjaráîa
賃借り賃借りする
고용하다대여
išnuomavimasišsinuomotinuomanuomotojaspirkimas išsimokėtinai
īres/nomas maksaīrētizīrētiznomātnolīgt
najať siprenajatieprenájom
dati v najemnajemnajeti
hyra
เช่าการให้เช่า
thuêviệc thuê

hire

[ˈhaɪəʳ]
A. VT [+ car, house] → alquilar, arrendar (LAm); [+ employee] → contratar
they hired a lawyercontrataron a un abogado
hired handjornalero/a m/f, enganchado/a m/f
hired assassin or killerasesino/a m/f a sueldo
hired carcoche m de alquiler
B. VI she's in charge of hiring and firing at the companyes la encargada de contratar y despedir al personal en la empresa
C. N [of car] → alquiler m, arriendo m (LAm); [of person] → salario m, jornal m
for hirese alquila or (LAm) arrienda; (on taxi) → libre
to be on hireestar de alquiler
we've got it on hire for a weeklo tenemos alquilado para una semana
D. CPD hire car N (Brit) → coche m de alquiler
hire charges NPLtarifa fsing de alquiler
hire purchase N (Brit) → compra f a plazos
to buy sth on hire purchasecomprar algo a plazos
hire purchase agreement Nacuerdo m de compra a plazos
hire purchase finance company Ncompañía f de crédito comercial
hire out VT + ADValquilar, arrendar (LAm)

hire

[ˈhaɪər]
vt
(British) (= rent) [+ car, equipment] → louer; [+ venue, hall, holiday cottage] → louer
to hire a car → louer une voiture
(= employ) [company] → embaucher; [individual] → engager
(= pay to do a job) [+ detective, lawyer] → engager; [+ hitman] → engager
Skilled men were hired and construction got under way → De la main-d'œuvre qualifiée fut embauchée et les travaux commençèrent.
They hired a cleaner → Ils ont engagé une femme de ménage.
nlocation f
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.
modif [company, business] → de location
hire charges → le coût de la location
car hire company → compagnie de location de voitures
hire out
vt sep [+ equipment, machines, cycles] → louer; [+ staff] → louer aux compagnies les services de
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) nachat m à crédit
to buy sth on hire purchase → acheter qch à crédit hire purchase agreementhire purchase agreement ncontrat m d'achat à crédit

hire

(esp Brit)
n
(= rental)Mieten nt; (of car also, of suit)Leihen nt; (= employment: of servant) → Einstellen nt; to have something for hireetw vermieten/verleihen; the hall is available for hireman kann den Saal mieten; for hire (taxi) → frei; it’s on hire (= is a hired item)es ist gemietet/geliehen; to be (out) on hirevermietet sein
(= wages)Lohn m; (of sailor)Heuer f
vt
(= rent)mieten; carmieten, leihen; suitleihen; hired carMietwagen m, → Leihwagen m
(= employ) staff, personeinstellen; hired assassingedungener Mörder

hire

[ˈhaɪəʳ]
1. nnoleggio; (cost) → nolo
"for hire" → "a nolo", "noleggiasi" (taxi) → "libero"
on hire → a nolo
2. vt (Brit) (car, equipment) → noleggiare; (employee) → ingaggiare
hired hand → bracciante m/f
hired assassin → sicario prezzolato
hire out vt + advnoleggiare, dare a nolo or noleggio, affittare

hire

(ˈhaiə) verb
1. (often with from) to get the use of by paying money. He's hiring a car (from us) for the week.
2. (often with out) to give (someone) the use of in exchange for money. Will you hire me your boat for the week-end?; Does this firm hire out cars?
3. (especially American) to employ (a workman etc). They have hired a team of labourers to dig the road.
noun
(money paid for) hiring. Is this hall for hire?; How much is the hire of the hall?; We don't own this crane – it's on hire.
ˈhirer noun
ˌhire-ˈpurchase noun
(also abbreviated to HP (eitʃˈpiː) ) a way of buying an article by paying the price in several weekly or monthly parts. I got this television on hire-purchase; (also adjective) a hire-purchase agreement.

hire

إيجَار, يَسْتَأْجِرُ pronájem, pronajmout ansætte, leje Mieten μισθώνω, μίσθωση alquilar, alquiler, contratar palkata, vuokraus embaucher, location najam, zaaposliti noleggiare, noleggio 賃借り, 賃借りする 고용하다, 대여 huren, huur leie najem, wynająć aluguel, aluguer, contratar нанимать, прокат hyra เช่า, การให้เช่า kiralama, kiralamak thuê, việc thuê 租用
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