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v. hired, hir·ing, hires
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.
To obtain work: She hired on as a deck hand. He hired out as a photographer.
a. The act of hiring.
b. The condition or fact of being hired.
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"


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