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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hired - having services engaged for a fee; "hired hands"; "a hired gun"
employed - having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary; "most of our graduates are employed"
2.hired - hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of travelers; "a chartered plane"; "the chartered buses arrived on time"

hired

adjective
References in classic literature ?
It happened to be a hired waiter who knew nothing about the neighborhood and Jo was looking round for help when Laurie, who had heard what she said, came up and offered his grandfather's carriage, which had just come for him, he said.
David had come back into town with one of the hired men.
I am not a hired man, or a workman, Christie," said her father sharply.
They were generally poverty-stricken; always plebeian and obscure; working with unsuccessful diligence at handicrafts; laboring on the wharves, or following the sea, as sailors before the mast; living here and there about the town, in hired tenements, and coming finally to the almshouse as the natural home of their old age.
She went and hired a room for her with old Widow Mallet, and she gave her knitting and needlework when she was able to do it; and when she was ill she sent her dinners and many nice, comfortable things, and was like a mother to her.
In the latter part of November they hired a hall, and invited all their new acquaintances, who came and left them over a hundred dollars in debt.
This young man had been hired out by his master to work in a bagging factory, where his adroitness and ingenuity caused him to be considered the first hand in the place.
The soldier is applauded who refuses to serve in an unjust war by those who do not refuse to sustain the unjust government which makes the war; is applauded by those whose own act and authority he disregards and sets at naught; as if the state were penitent to that degree that it hired one to scourge it while it sinned, but not to that degree that it left off sinning for a moment.
I looked about me for the right sort of person to accompany me in the capacity of agent, and finally hired a Mr.
The duke he hired the courthouse, and we went around and stuck up our bills.
He hired a small office down in the town and hung out a tin sign with these words on it:
Frequently, before the child has reached its twelfth month, its mother is taken from it, and hired out on some farm a con- siderable distance off, and the child is placed under the care of an old woman, too old for field labor.