Hire

Definition of Hire

Pronunciation: hẽr
pron.1.See Here, pron.
n.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.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Hired (hīrd); 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.

Related Words

admission, admission fee, anchorage, appoint, bareboat charter, base pay, bespeak, book, brief, brokerage, carfare, cellarage, charge, charges, compensation, contract for, cost, cover charge, demand, dismissal wage, dockage, dues, earnings, emolument, 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 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 out, reserve, 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
Word:

Browse

Hippogriff
Hippolith
Hippopathology
Hippophagi
Hippophagism
Hippophagist
Hippophagous
Hippophagy
Hippophile
Hippopotamus
Hippotomy
Hippuric
Hippuric acid
Hippurite
Hipshot
hipster
Hir
Hircic
Hircin
Hircine
-Hire-
Hire purchase
hired
Hireless
Hireling
Hirer
Hires
Hirsute
Hirsuteness
Hirtellous
Hirudine
Hirudinea
hirudinean
Hirudo
Hirundine
Hirundinidae
Hirundo
His
His holiness
His lane
his nibs
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home