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  Dictionary Definition of hire

hire
verb, hired, hiring, noun

-- verb (t)
1. to engage the services of for payment: to hire a clerk.
2. to engage the temporary use of for payment: to hire a car.
3. Also, hire out. to grant the temporary use of, or the services of, for a payment.
-- noun
4. the price or compensation paid, or contracted to be paid, for the temporary use of something or for personal services or labour; pay.
5. the act of hiring.
[ME; OE hyr, c. G Heuer ]
-- hireable, adjective -- hirer, noun