meaning of hire

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Lets rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in ">Rome?"

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hire | hire car | hire out | hire-purchase | hired | hired gun | hired hand | hired help | hired man | hireless | hireling | hirer | hires |

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