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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 ?
A TRAVELER hired an Ass to convey him to a distant place.
Now those who are employed by one person in them are slaves; those who do them for money are mechanics and hired servants: hence it is evident on the least reflection what is their situation, for what I have said is fully explained by appearances.
THE HIRED UP-RIVER BOAT, ITS BEAUTIES AND ADVANTAGES.
The laborers were obviously of the household: two were young men in cotton shirts and caps, the two others were hired laborers in homespun shirts, one an old man, the other a young fellow.
I told him I hired my time and while I paid him the price which he asked for it, I did not know that I was bound to ask him when and where I should go.
All through the wheat season, she told us, Ambrosch hired his sister out like a man, and she went from farm to farm, binding sheaves or working with the threshers.
Between the vases is a cheerful decoration of preserved coffin plates -- five in all, pertaining respectively to Janet's father and mother, a brother, her sister Anne, and a hired man who died here once
He went to the inn, where he hired a trap, and could hardly wait during the harnessing.
I, monsieur, am the Duke of Buckingham; I have hired all the houses which surround the Hotel de Ville, where I have business to transact; and as these houses are let, they belong to me, and, as I hired them in order to preserve the right of free access to the Hotel de Ville, you are not justified in preventing me passing to it.
Miss Bunthorne, whom Bert particularly affected, could not ride, and so with some difficulty he hired a basket- work trailer from the big business of Wray's in the Clapham Road.
I hired one to defend me against capture, you to defend me against conviction.
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.