Hire pron. [Obs.] See Here, pron.
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.
The laborer is worthy of his hire. --Luke x. 7.
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.
Syn: -- Wages; salary; stipend; allowance; pay.
Hire, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hired p. pr. & vb. n. Hiring.]
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.
v 1: engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in
the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
[syn: engage, employ] [ant: fire]
2: hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and
services [syn: rent, charter, lease]
3: engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an
apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall
we take a guide in Rome?" [syn: lease, rent, charter,