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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hire  \Hire\  (h[~e]r),  pron.  [Obs.] 
  See  {Here},  pron.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  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.  --Story. 
 
  Syn:  Wages;  salary;  stipend;  allowance;  pay 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hire 
  n  :  the  act  of  giving  someone  a  job  [syn:  {employment},  {engagement}, 
  {hiring}] 
  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  in  a  commercial  transaction;  "We  took  an  apartment  on 
  a  quiet  street";  "Let's  rent  a  car";  "Shall  we  take  a 
  guide  in  Rome?"  [syn:  {lease},  {rent},  {charter},  {engage}, 
  {take}] 




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