Share This

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
hire (noun)
1.
a) payment for the temporary use of something
b) payment for labor or personal services - wages
2.
a) the act or an instance of hiring
b) the state of being - hired employment
3.
British - rental often used attributively
4.
one who is hired - starting wage for the new hires
hire (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to engage the personal services of for a set sum - hire a crew
b) to engage the temporary use of for a fixed sum - hire a hall
2.
to grant the personal services of or temporary use of for a fixed sum - hire themselves out
3.
intransitive verb
to get done for pay - hire the mowing done to take employment - hire out as a guide during the tourist season
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
hire (noun)
1.
the state of being provided with a paying job
SYNONIMS:
employ, employment, engagement
RELATED WORDS:
appointment, assignment, conscription, enlistment, recruitment; incumbency, tenure; occupation, place, position, post, situation, work
NEAR ANTONYMS:
boot, discharge, dismissal, firing, removal, sack, severance; demotion, suspension; furlough, layoff, leave, liberty, retirement
joblessness, nonemployment, unemployment
hire (noun)
2.
the money paid regularly to a person for labor or services
SYNONIMS:
emolument, hire, packet, pay, paycheck, pay envelope, payment, salary, stipend
RELATED WORDS:
living wage, minimum wage, nominal wages, take-home pay; double time, overtime, time and a half; compensation, recompense, remittance, remuneration, requital, return; recoupment, redress, reparation, restitution; reimbursement, repayment; earnings, profit, takings, yield
hire (verb)
1.
to take or get the temporary use of (something) for a set sum
SYNONIMS:
charter, engage, lease, rent
RELATED WORDS:
sublease, sublet; check out; arrange (for), bespeak, book, contract (for), order, reserve, sign up (for)
hire (verb)
2.
to provide with a paying job
SYNONIMS:
assume, engage, fee, hire, lay on, pay, place, recruit, retain, sign (up on), take on
RELATED WORDS:
reemploy, reengage, rehire; apprentice, contract, job, partner, subcontract; enlist; advance, promote, upgrade; keep (on); headhunt, scout
NEAR ANTONYMS:
furlough, lay off, lock out
ax ( axe), can, discharge, dismiss, fire, sack
« Back to Dictionary

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This