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 for hired
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hire \Hire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hired (h[imac]rd); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Hiring.] [OE. hiren, huren, AS. h[=y]rian; akin to
     D. huren, G. heuern, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra. See Hire, n.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              They . . . have hired out themselves for bread. --1
                                                    Sam. ii. 5.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  hired \hired\ adj.
     performing work for pay; as, hired hands.
  
     Note: used in contrast with the owner or family members who
           work in an enterprise
           [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hired
      adj 1: having services engaged for a fee; "hired hands"; "a
             hired gun"
      2: hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of
         travelers; "a chartered plane"; "the chartered buses arrived
         on time" [syn: chartered, hired, leased] [ant:
         unchartered]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "hired":
     acquitted, chartered, discharged, employed, expended, hireling,
     leased, let, liquidated, mercenary, paid, paid in full, postpaid,
     prepaid, receipted, remitted, rented, salaried, settled, spent,
     subleased, sublet, waged
  
  

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