Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
hire

hire

 
 
pronunciation:
haIr
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: verb
inflections: hired, hires, hiring
definition: to give a job to.
The company hired many people to work in the new factory.
synonyms:
employ, engage
antonyms:
discharge, dismiss, fire, lay off
derivations: hirable (hireable) (adj.), hirer (n.)
Word Explorer
See
  business