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Meaning of hired by Wiktionary Dictionary




    From Proto-Germanic *hīw-rēdaz ( “family, household, relationship” ), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeyw-, *ḱeym- ( “relative, tribesman” ). Cognate with Old High German hīrāt ( German Heirat, “marriage” ), Old English hīwen ( “household” ) .


    hīred m .

    1. family, household
    2. retinue
    3. company, brotherhood


Explanation of hired by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of travelers

    2. having services engaged for a fee

    3. hired hands
      a hired gun

    Definition of hired by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Hire, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hired ( hīrd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Hiring.] [OE. hiren, huren, AS. hȳrian; akin to D. huren, G. heuern, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra. See Hire, n.]

      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.”

      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”.

      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”.

      They . . . have hired out themselves for bread. 1 Sam. ii. 5.

    2. hired adj. performing work for pay; as, “hired hands”. used in contrast with the owner or family members who work in an enterprise