To engage the use of for a consideration; agree to pay a price or give an equivalent for the use of: as, to hire a horse and carriage; to hire a house for a year.To engage the services of; employ for wages, a salary, or other consideration: as, to hire laborers, a clerk, a teacher, etc.To engage the interest of; agree to pay for the desired action or conduct of; bribe; reward.To borrow (money).To grant the temporary use of for compensation; lend the service of for a reward; let; lease: often with out: as, to hire out a horse or carriage.Synonyms Hire, Let, Rent, Lease, Charter. The verb hire applies to both persons and property, but is appropriately used to designate the act of an employer, tenant, or bailee who engages some person or thing by a promise to pay hire. Let applies only to property, and only to the act of the owner or lessor. Rent and lease apply only to property, but are used indifferently of the act of the owner or lessor and that of the tenant. Charter is used only of vessels (and colloquially of railroad-cars and -engines), but is used appropriately of the act of the hirer, not that of the lessor, unless so indicated by the context. See employ.n. A price, reward, or compensation paid or contracted to be given for the use of something.n. A reward or recompense paid for personal service; wages.n. Compensation in general; reward.n. Synonyms Wages, Pay, etc. (see salary), remuneration.See he.