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hire

noun

1 hire

A newly hired employee.

Roget 812: price, amount, cost, expense, prime cost, charge, figure; demand, damage; fare, hire, wages etc. (remuneration) ... show more

Roget 973: reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon; price.    [payment for damage or debt] indemnity, indemnification; quittance; compensation; reparation, redress, ... show more



2 hire

The act of hiring something or someone.

verb

1 hire

Engage or hire for work:
— They hired two new secretaries in the department.

synonyms: employ, engage.

Roget 755: commission, delegate, depute; consign, assign; charge; intrust, entrust; commit, commit to the hands of; authorize etc. (permit) 760.    ... show more

Dutch: bezighouden, huren, inhuren

2 hire

Hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services.

synonyms: charter, lease, rent.

3 hire

Engage for service under a term of contract.

synonyms: charter, engage, lease, rent, take.

Roget 788: borrow, desume.    hire, rent, farm; take a lease, take a demise; take by the hour, take by the mile, take by the year &c.; hire by the hour, hire by the mile, hire by the year ... show more

Dutch: huren


Moby thesaurus: admission, admission fee, anchorage, appoint, bareboat charter, base pay, bespeak, book, brief, brokerage, carfare, cellarage, charge, charges, charter, compensation, contract for, cost, cover charge, demand ... show more.

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