1. a newly hired employee;
- Example: "the new hires need special training"
2. the act of hiring something or someone;
- Example: "he signed up for a week's car hire"
1. engage or hire for work;
- Example: "They hired two new secretaries in the department"
- Example: "How many people has she employed?"
[syn: hire, engage, employ]
2. hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services;
[syn: rent, hire, charter, lease]
3. engage for service under a term of contract;
- Example: "We took an apartment on a quiet street"
- Example: "Let's rent a car"
- Example: "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
[syn: lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take]
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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] They . . . have hired out themselves for bread. --1 Sam. ii. 5. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hire \Hire\ (h[~e]r), pron. [Obs.] See Here, pron. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hire \Hire\ (h[imac]r), n. [OE. hire, hure, AS. h[=y]r; akin to D. huur, G. heuer, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra.] 1. The price, reward, or compensation paid, or contracted to be paid, for the temporary use of a thing or a place, for personal service, or for labor; wages; rent; pay. [1913 Webster] The laborer is worthy of his hire. --Luke x. 7. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law.) A bailment by which the use of a thing, or the services and labor of a person, are contracted for at a certain price or reward. --Story. Syn: Wages; salary; stipend; allowance; pay. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
110 Moby Thesaurus words for "hire": admission, admission fee, anchorage, appoint, bareboat charter, base pay, bespeak, book, brief, brokerage, carfare, cellarage, charge, charges, charter, compensation, contract for, cost, cover charge, demand, dismissal wage, dockage, dues, earnings, emolument, employ, engage, enlist, entrance fee, escalator clause, escalator plan, exaction, exactment, fare, farm, farm out, fee, financial remuneration, gross income, guaranteed annual wage, hire out, hiring, income, job, lease, lease out, lease-back, lease-lend, lend-lease, let, let off, let out, license fee, living wage, minimum wage, net income, pay, pay and allowances, payment, payroll, pilotage, portage, portal-to-portal pay, preengage, price, purchasing power, put on, rate, real wages, recruit, remuneration, rent, rent out, rental, reserve, retain, salary, salvage, scot, scot and lot, severance pay, shot, sign on, sign up, sign up for, sliding scale, stipend, storage, sublease, sublet, subrent, take into employment, take on, take-home, take-home pay, taxable income, toll, total compensation, towage, underlet, wage, wage control, wage freeze, wage reduction, wage rollback, wage scale, wages, wages after deductions, wages after taxes, wharfage