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Verb: hire  hI(-u)r
  1. Start in a job or pay to do a particular piece of work
    "They hired two new secretaries in the department";
    - engage, employ
     
  2. Hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
    - rent, charter, lease
     
  3. Engage for service under a term of contract
    "Let's hire a car";
    - lease, rent, charter, engage, take
Noun: hire  hI(-u)r
  1. A newly hired employee
    "the new hires need special training"
     
  2. The act of hiring something or someone
    "he signed up for a week's car hire"

Sounds like: hi

Derived forms: hires, hired, hiring

Type of: acquire, act, contract, deed, employe [US], employee, get, human action, human activity, undertake

Antonym: fire

Encyclopedia: Hire