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Definition of hire:

  1. 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.
  2. See Here, pron.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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