HyperDic: hire

English > 5 senses of the word hire:
VERBsocialhire, engage, employengage or hire for work
socialhire, rent, charter, leasehold under a lease or rental agreement
possessionhire, lease, rent, charter, engage, takeengage for service under a term of contract
NOUNperson hirea newly hired employee
acthirethe act of hiring something or someone
hire > pronunciation
Soundshhay'er; hhay'r
Rhymesacquire ... wire: 63 rhymes with ayer...
admire ... wire: 34 rhymes with ayr...
English > hire: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA newly hired employee.
Example"the new hires need special training"
BroaderemployeeA worker who is hired to perform a job
English > hire: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of hiring something or someone.
Example"he signed up for a week's car hire"
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
English > hire: 5 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningEngage or hire for work.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"They hired two new secretaries in the department"
Synonymsengage, employ
Narrowerengageask to represent
featherbedhire more workers than are necessary
fillappoint someone to (a position or a job)
ratemploy scabs or strike breakers in
shiphire for work on a ship
sign, contract, sign on, sign upEngage by written agreement
subcontract, farm out, jobArranged for contracted work to be done by others
Oppositedisplace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminateTerminate the employment of
Spanishcontratar, emplear
Catalancol·locar, contractar, ocupar
Nounshirera person responsible for hiring workers
English > hire: 5 senses > verb 2, social
Meaninghold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymsrent, charter, lease
Broadercontract, undertakeEnter into a contractual arrangement
Spanishalquilar, arrendar
Catalanarrendar, llogar
English > hire: 5 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningEngage for service under a term of contract.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymslease, rent, charter, engage, take
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishalquilar, arrendar, contratar
Catalanarrendar, llogar

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