The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hire \Hire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hired (h[imac]rd); p. pr. &
vb. n. Hiring.] [OE. hiren, huren, AS. h[=y]rian; akin to
D. huren, G. heuern, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra. See Hire, n.]
1. To procure (any chattel or estate) from another person,
for temporary use, for a compensation or equivalent; to
purchase the use or enjoyment of for a limited time; as,
to hire a farm for a year; to hire money.
2. To engage or purchase the service, labor, or interest of
(any one) for a specific purpose, by payment of wages; as,
to hire a servant, an agent, or an advocate.
3. To grant the temporary use of, for compensation; to engage
to give the service of, for a price; to let; to lease; --
now usually with out, and often reflexively; as, he has
hired out his horse, or his time.
They . . . have hired out themselves for bread. --1
Sam. ii. 5.