What does the word hire mean?

Usage examples for hire

  1. The Ingisi has sent us away without our hire. – A Frontier Mystery by 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 by H. Rider Haggard
  3. Hire them, of course. – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic