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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.]
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     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.
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     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.
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     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.
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              They . . . have hired out themselves for bread. --1
                                                    Sam. ii. 5.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hire \Hire\ (h[~e]r), pron. [Obs.]
     See Here, pron. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hire \Hire\ (h[imac]r), n. [OE. hire, hure, AS. h[=y]r; akin to
     D. huur, G. heuer, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra.]
     1. The price, reward, or compensation paid, or contracted to
        be paid, for the temporary use of a thing or a place, for
        personal service, or for labor; wages; rent; pay.
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              The laborer is worthy of his hire.    --Luke x. 7.
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     2. (Law.) A bailment by which the use of a thing, or the
        services and labor of a person, are contracted for at a
        certain price or reward. --Story.
     Syn: Wages; salary; stipend; allowance; pay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a newly hired employee; "the new hires need special
      2: the act of hiring something or someone; "he signed up for a
         week's car hire"
      v 1: engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in
           the department"; "How many people has she employed?" [syn:
           hire, engage, employ] [ant: can, dismiss,
           displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the
           axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate]
      2: hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
         [syn: rent, hire, charter, lease]
      3: engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an
         apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we
         take a guide in Rome?" [syn: lease, rent, hire,
         charter, engage, take]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "hire":
     admission, admission fee, anchorage, appoint, bareboat charter,
     base pay, bespeak, book, brief, brokerage, carfare, cellarage,
     charge, charges, charter, compensation, contract for, cost,
     cover charge, demand, dismissal wage, dockage, dues, earnings,
     emolument, employ, engage, enlist, entrance fee, escalator clause,
     escalator plan, exaction, exactment, fare, farm, farm out, fee,
     financial remuneration, gross income, guaranteed annual wage,
     hire out, hiring, income, job, lease, lease out, lease-back,
     lease-lend, lend-lease, let, let off, let out, license fee,
     living wage, minimum wage, net income, pay, pay and allowances,
     payment, payroll, pilotage, portage, portal-to-portal pay,
     preengage, price, purchasing power, put on, rate, real wages,
     recruit, remuneration, rent, rent out, rental, reserve, retain,
     salary, salvage, scot, scot and lot, severance pay, shot, sign on,
     sign up, sign up for, sliding scale, stipend, storage, sublease,
     sublet, subrent, take into employment, take on, take-home,
     take-home pay, taxable income, toll, total compensation, towage,
     underlet, wage, wage control, wage freeze, wage reduction,
     wage rollback, wage scale, wages, wages after deductions,
     wages after taxes, wharfage

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  HIRE, contracts. A bailment, where a compensation is to be given for the use 
  of a thing, or for labor or services about it. 2 Kent's Com. 456; 1 Bell's 
  Com. 451; Story on Bailm. Sec. 369; see 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 980, et seq; 
  Pothier, Contrat de Louage, ch. 1, n. 1; Domat, B. 1, tit. 4 Sec. 1, n. 1 
  Code Civ. art.. 1709, 1710; Civ. Code of Lo., art. 2644, 2645. See this 
  Dict. Hirer; Letter. 
       2. The contract of letting and hiring is usually divided into two 
  kinds; first, Locatio, or Locatio conductio rei, the bailment of a thing to 
  be used by the hirer, for a compensation to be paid by him. 
       3. Secondly, Locatio operis, or the hire of the labor and services of 
  the hirer, for a compensation to be paid by the letter. 
       4. And this last kind is again subdivided into two classes: 1. Locatio 
  operis faciendi, or the hire of labor and work to be done, or care and 
  attention to be bestowed on the goods let by the hirer, for a compensation; 
       5.-2. Locatio operis mercium vehendarum, or the hire and carriage of 
  goods from one place to another, for a compensation. Jones' Bailm. 85, 86, 
  90, 103, 118; 2 Kent's Com. 456; Code Civ. art. 1709, 1710, 1711. 
       6. This contract arises from the principles of natural law; it is 
  voluntary, and founded in consent; it involves mutual and reciprocal 
  obligations; and it is for mutual benefit. In some respects it bears a 
  strong resemblance to the contract of sale, the principal difference between 
  them being, that in cases of sale, the owner, parts with the whole 
  proprietary interest in the thing; and in cases of hire, the owner parts 
  with it only for a temporary use and purpose. In a sale, the thing itself is 
  the object of the contract; in hiring, the use of the thing is its object. 
  Vinnius, lib. 3, tit. 25, in pr.; Pothier, Louage, n. 2, 3, 4; Jones Bailm. 
  86; Story on Bailm. Sec. 371. 
       7. Three things are of the essence of the contract: 1. That there 
  should be a thing to be let. 2. A price for the hire. 3. A contract 
  possessing a legal obligation. Pothier, Louage, n. 6; Civ. Code of Lo. art. 
       8. There is a species of contract in which, though no price in money be 
  paid, and which, strictly speaking, is not the contract of hiring, yet 
  partakes of its nature. According to Pothier, it is an agreement which must 
  be classed with contracts do ut des. (q.v.) It frequently takes place among 
  poor people in the country. He gives the following example: two poor 
  neighbors, each owning a horse, and desirous to plough their respective 
  fields, to do which two horses are required, one agrees that he will let the 
  other have his horse for a particular time, on condition that the latter 
  will let the former have his horse for the same length of time. Du Louage n. 
  458. This contract is not a hiring, strictly speaking, for want of a price; 
  nor is it a loan for use, because there is to be a recompense. It has been 
  supposed to be a partnership; but it is different from that contract, 
  because there is no community of profits. This contract is, in general, 
  ruled by, the same principles which govern the contract of hiring. 19 Toull. 
  n. 247. 
       9. Hire also, means the price given for the use of the thing hired; as, 
  the hirer is bound to pay the hire or recompense. Vide Domat. liv. 1, tit. 
  4; Poth. Contrat de Louage; Toull. tomes 18, 19, 20; Merl. Repert. mot 
  Louage; Dalloz, Dict. mot Louage; Argou, Inst. liv. 3, c. 27. 

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