Meaning of “hire” - Learner’s Dictionary

hire

verb [ T ] us uk /haɪər/
Extra Examples
It was Kate's idea to hire a car.You can hire bicycles to explore the area.The rooms have a telephone and TVs can be hired.You can hire deckchairs on the beach.We hired a van to move the furniture.
PAY TO USE SOMETHING UK US rent

B1 to pay money in order to use something for a short time:

They hired a car for a few weeks.
EMPLOY

B2 to begin to employ someone:

We hired a new secretary last week.

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(Definition of “hire verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)