• WordNet 3.6
    • v hire 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?"
    • v hire engage or hire for work "They hired two new secretaries in the department","How many people has she employed?"
    • v hire hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
    • n hire the act of hiring something or someone "he signed up for a week's car hire"
    • n hire a newly hired employee "the new hires need special training"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A group of people that are hired to clap at a performance are called a claque
    • Hire (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.
    • pron Hire hẽr See Here pron.
    • Hire 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 ."
    • Hire 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.
    • Hire 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."
    • Hire 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1989, twenty-three people were hired in Jacksonville Florida just to flush toilets so the pipes would not freeze
    • hire To engage the use of for a consideration; agree to pay a price or give an equivalent for the use of: as, to hire a horse and carriage; to hire a house for a year.
    • hire To engage the services of; employ for wages, a salary, or other consideration: as, to hire laborers, a clerk, a teacher, etc.
    • hire To engage the interest of; agree to pay for the desired action or conduct of; bribe; reward.
    • hire To borrow (money).
    • hire To grant the temporary use of for compensation; lend the service of for a reward; let; lease: often with out: as, to hire out a horse or carriage.
    • hire Synonyms Hire, Let, Rent, Lease, Charter. The verb hire applies to both persons and property, but is appropriately used to designate the act of an employer, tenant, or bailee who engages some person or thing by a promise to pay hire. Let applies only to property, and only to the act of the owner or lessor. Rent and lease apply only to property, but are used indifferently of the act of the owner or lessor and that of the tenant. Charter is used only of vessels (and colloquially of railroad-cars and -engines), but is used appropriately of the act of the hirer, not that of the lessor, unless so indicated by the context. See employ.
    • n hire A price, reward, or compensation paid or contracted to be given for the use of something.
    • n hire A reward or recompense paid for personal service; wages.
    • n hire Compensation in general; reward.
    • n hire Synonyms Wages, Pay, etc. (see salary), remuneration.
    • hire See he.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When telephone companies first began hiring telephone operators, they chose teenage boys for the job. They switched to women because the teenage boys were wrestling instead of working and pulling pranks on callers
    • n Hire hīr wages for service: the price paid for the use of anything
    • v.t Hire to procure the use or service of, at a price: to engage for wages: to grant temporary use of for compensation: to bribe
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  • Henry Ford
    “It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.”
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    “Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do.”
  • Henry Ford
    “It doesn't matter to me if a man is from Harvard or Sing Sing. We hire the man, not his history.”
  • John Pierpont Morgan
    John Pierpont Morgan
    “Well, I don't know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do.”
  • David Ogilvy
    David Ogilvy
    “If each of us hires people smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs.”
  • R. H. Grant
    R. H. Grant
    “When you hire people that are smarter than you are, you prove you are smarter than they are.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hiren, huren, AS. hȳrian,; akin to D. huren, G. heuern, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra,. See Hire (n.)


In literature:

The first college man I ever hired was old John Durham's son, Jim.
"Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son" by George Horace Lorimer
There were no horses in the town that he could hire, and he had no time to harness them if there had been.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
There was no one to hire to work.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
And he told me I was the first man he ever hired straight into One.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
Do you want to hire any of those fellows?
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
My hired man is a straight-forward fellow.
"The Grammar School Boys of Gridley" by H. Irving Hancock
The boss must know how to do the things he hires others to do.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Those fellows don't own the cars, and we didn't hire from them, we hired from the owner of the garage.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
If I can't do anything else I'll hire a fish shanty and open clams for a livin'.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
I tried to hire a horse; my own were useless.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga

In poetry:

Now I used to work I never did shirk
But never no more I'll hire
To mark any ears or turn any steers
Nor tend to no hot brandin' fire
"The Saddle Tramp" by Curley Fletcher
But as free love the blessing gives
To him that works not, but believes;
So faith, once reaching its desire,
Works hard by love, but not for hire.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Till dawn should come without her old desire,
And day brood o'er her stages, --
O let me die, too frail for nature's hire,
And rest a million ages.
"A Prayer" by John Charles McNeill
"Where is your Lord?" she scornful asks:
"Where is His hire? we know his tasks;
Sons of a King ye boast to be:
Let us your crowns and treasures see."
"Easter Day" by John Keble
There's old man Willards; an' his wife;
An' Marg'et-- S'repty's sister--; an'
There's me-- an' I'm the hired man;
An' Tomps McClure, you better yer life!
"A New Year's Time At Willards's" by James Whitcomb Riley
Even he, O thou Aholibah,
Made separate from thy desire,
Shall cut thy nose and ears away
And bruise thee for thy body’s hire
And burn the residue with fire.
"Aholibah" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

It's great to see a startup hiring laid-off autoworkers — even if they aren't human.
Hires BIO agency for digital work.
To celebrate his 80th birthday, Moishe Simon hired a bus and took 50 family members of a tour of.
Authorities never pressed charges against Russian billionaire and new Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov after arresting him in 2007 on suspicion of hiring high-class call girls to entertain his guests in the Swiss Alps.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina, October 5 SOUTH Carolina head swimming and diving coach McGee Moody completed his coaching staff on Friday with the hiring of Kevin Swander as an assistant coach.
Tim Smith has been hired as the boys basketball coach at Grace Brethren High, athletic director Matt Cooper announced.
Former Briarwood Christian School football standout and assistant coach Joe Craddock, shown here in his playing days with the Italian Football League's Parma Panthers, has been hired as a player development coach at Clemson University.
PayPal hires an executive to focus on bricks-and-mortar stores and mobile devices.
The roundtable will discuss the benefits of hiring veterans.
Peoples Bank hires senior vice president.
Peoples Bank, National Association (Peoples Bank) has hired Tom Frawley as senior vice president, consumer lending.
Tyler Brûlé , the Canadian entrepreneur, publisher and professional trend spotter, has been hired by Thailand's government to "rebrand" the country.
LBJ hires 'Governator's' former strategy guru for p.r.
The News-Herald of suburban Willoughby, Ohio, reports that LeBron James has hired a strategist to former California Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger to help improve his image.
She hired the "Orkin Man".

In science:

PAO) is consistent with the HiRes result within systematic uncertainty .
Cosmogenic neutrinos as a probe of the transition from Galactic to extragalactic cosmic rays
Proton spectra fitted to the Akeno-AGASA data (left two panels) and HiRes data (right two panels).
Cosmogenic neutrinos as a probe of the transition from Galactic to extragalactic cosmic rays
The difference between the Akeno-AGASA and HiRes spectra brings the uncertainty of the neutrino flux through the normalization of the UHECR flux.
Cosmogenic neutrinos as a probe of the transition from Galactic to extragalactic cosmic rays
The UHECR flux observed by the HiRes is twice as low as the Akeno-AGASA as shown in Fig.3 as long as the systematic errors of the determination of UHECR energies of both experiments are neglected.
Cosmogenic neutrinos as a probe of the transition from Galactic to extragalactic cosmic rays
Akeno-AGASA and HiRes spectra assuming that the HiRes spectra are shifted to higher energy by a factor of 1.2 and the AGASA spectrum is shifted to lower energy by a factor of 0.9.
Cosmogenic neutrinos as a probe of the transition from Galactic to extragalactic cosmic rays