1 (esp. BrE) use of a car, etc. for payment
bicycle, car, equipment, etc.

Our hire car broke down after only an hour.

charge, cost
company, firm, shop (BrE)

a car hire firm

a costume hire shop

for hire (BrE, AmE)

There are boats for hire on the lake.

on hire

vehicles currently on hire

on hire from, on hire to

The equipment is on hire from a local company.

hire of

The main expense was the hire of a car.

2 (esp. AmE) new person in a job
new, recent
potential, prospective
1 (esp. BrE) borrow a car, etc. for payment
by the day, week, etc.

What's the cost of hiring by the day?


Ski equipment can be hired locally.


Bicycles can be hired from several local shops.

2 (esp. AmE) give sb a job
by the day

Workers were hired by the day.

can/can't afford to

The television studio couldn't afford to hire a top-notch cast.

hire and fire

Who is responsible for hiring and firing around here?

Hire is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑firm
Hire is used with these nouns as the object: ↑actor, actress, ↑agent, ↑alien, ↑architect, ↑army, ↑assassin, ↑assistant, ↑attorney, ↑auditor, ↑bicycle, ↑bike, ↑bodyguard, ↑cab, ↑car, ↑coach, ↑consultant, ↑contractor, ↑counsel, ↑crew, ↑designer, ↑detective, ↑electrician, ↑employee, ↑expert, ↑faculty, ↑firm, ↑helicopter, ↑immigrant, ↑inspector, ↑intern, ↑labourer, ↑manager, ↑mercenary, ↑photographer, ↑prostitute, ↑replacement, ↑room, ↑ski, ↑specialist, ↑staff, ↑taxi, ↑trainee, ↑tutor, ↑vehicle, ↑venue, ↑worker

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