hire

hire [hīr]
n.
[ME < OE hyr, wages, akin to Du huur, Ger heuer]
1. the amount paid to get the services of a person or the use of a thing
2. a hiring or being hired
3. Informal a person who is hired; employee
vt.
hired, hiring
1. to get the services of (a person) or the use of (a thing) in return for payment; employ or engage
2. to give the use of (a thing) or the services of (oneself or another) in return for payment: often with out
3. to pay for (work to be done)
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for hire
available for work or use in return for payment: also on hire
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☆ hire out
to work, esp. as a laborer, for payment
hirable
adj.
hireable
hirer
n.
SYN.- to HIRE, in strict usage, means to get, and LET1 means to give, the use of something in return for payment, although HIRE, which is also applied to persons or their services, may be used in either sense [to hire a hall, a worker, etc., rooms to let]; LEASE implies the letting or, in loose usage, the hiring of property (usually real property) by written contract; RENT1 implies payment of a specific amount, usually at fixed intervals, for hiring or letting a house, land, or other property; CHARTER implies the hiring or leasing of a ship, bus, etc.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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