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Definition of Hire

Hire

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

Hire Quotations

Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?
Thomas J. Watson

You're only as good as the people you hire.
Ray Kroc

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Well, I don't know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do.
J. P. Morgan

If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.
Red Adair
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Hire Translations

hire in Afrikaans is huur
hire in Danish is hyre
hire in Dutch is aannemen, aanwerven, huren
hire in Finnish is palkata, vuokrata
hire in French is embaucher, louer
hire in German is Entgelt, mieten, leihen
hire in Latin is conduco
hire in Norwegian is ansette, leie
hire in Swedish is hyra, uthyrning, leja