November 27, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
hire /ˈhajɚ/ verb

hires; hired; hiring

The woman has been hired.
The woman has been hired.
Learner's definition of HIRE

1 a chiefly US : to give work or a job to (someone) in exchange for wages or a salary

[+ object]

  • She had very little office experience, so the company wouldn't hire her.

  • a hired hand/worker

  • We hired someone to clean the office once a week.

[no object]

  • The company isn't hiring right now.

b [+ object] : to use or get the services of (someone) to do a particular job

  • You should hire [=(more formally) employ] a lawyer to look over the contract.

2 [+ object] chiefly British : to pay to use (something) : RENT

  • hire a hall

  • a hired car

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