From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhirehire1 /haɪə $ haɪr/ ●●●S2W3 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1British EnglishBORROW to pay money to borrow something for a short period of timesyn rent American English 🔊 The best way to explore the island is to hire a car. 🔊 What does it cost to hire a boat for a week?2a)JOB/WORKto employ someone for a short time to do a particular job 🔊 Employers hire skilled people on fixed-term contracts.hire somebody to do something 🔊 A City lawyer has been hired to handle the case.b)JOB/WORK American English to employ someone 🔊 Businesses may only hire foreign workers where an American cannot be found. 🔊 the power to hire and fire (=employ and dismiss people) →hire something ↔ out→ See Verb table
hire• To explorefurther afield, bicyclehire is available.• The world's most widely used card is welcomed in hotels and restaurants, for car hire or shopping.• Personalstereoguidedtours available for hire.• Isaac too had been alerted by the footlocker and wandered over to offerMiss Dec for hire.car hire• A mini-bus operates to and from the town three times a day although car hire is recommended for the less energetic.• These include pursuing a claim for policyexcess, car hirecharges and loss of the use of one's vehicle.• The world's most widely used card is welcomed in hotels and restaurants, for car hire or shopping.• Please see page 80 for details of car hire.• Unigate's car hire business is also being run down.• Please note that car hire is not bookable on Viewdata.• His portrait still hangs everywhere, from the Kentucky FriedChicken restaurant to the car hire offices.• The car hire people don't know where LonesomeSnapper is either, but they look it up.From Longman Business Dictionaryhirehire1 /haɪəhaɪr/ verb [transitive]1HUMAN RESOURCESto employ a person or an organization for a short time to do a particular job for youThe company has hired an investment banking firm to assist with managing its pension fund.2HUMAN RESOURCESto agree to give someone a permanent jobThe company has just hired 250 new staff.The board hashired and fired a number of top chief executives in the past few years.hire somebody as somethingHe was hired as the company’s chairman last year.3British EnglishCOMMERCE to pay money to use something for a period of time SYN rent AmEYou can hire a car at the airport. →hire something/somebody → out→ See Verb tablehirehire2 noun1[uncountable] British EnglishCOMMERCE an arrangement by which someone borrows something for a period of time in exchange for money SYN RENTALAll our equipment is available for hire.The engine is on hire from a local firm.We want to keep hire charges on plant and machinery to a minimum.2[countable] American EnglishHUMAN RESOURCES someone who starts to work for an organization SYN RECRUITThe firm’s hires included economist Richard Hoey and investment strategist Joseph Cohen.Nearly half Andersen’s new hires are women.