Part of speech: verb

To engage for pay.

Part of speech: noun

Compensation for labor, services, etc.

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Usage examples "hire":

  1. The Ingisi has sent us away without our hire. - "A Frontier Mystery", Bertram Mitford.
  2. Still, if you think that your daughter's danger is greater within these walls than outside of them, you might try, if we can hire servants, which I doubt. - "Benita, An African Romance", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. Hire them, of course. - "Haste and Waste", Oliver Optic.