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Definition of 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

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
Henry David Thoreau

Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.
David Ogilvy

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

It's all about people. It's about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges. Your book is going to impress, but in the end it is people that are going to hire you.
Mike Davidson

I represent poor people, I represent working people. I represent senior citizens. I represent family businesses. I represent people who don't have the wherewithal to hire overpriced Washington lobbyists and lawyers. I want to send the powers back to the states and the people.
Paul Broun
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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
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