- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
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HIRE, verb transitive
1. To procure from another person and for temporary use, at a certain price, or for a stipulated or reasonable equivalent; as, to hire a farm for a year; to hire a horse for a day; to hire money at legal interest.
2. To engage in service for a stipulated reward; to contract with for a compensation; as, to hire a servant for a year; to hire laborers by the day or month.
3. To bribe; to engage in immoral or illegal service for a reward.
To hire out one's self, to let; to engage one's service to another for a reward.
They have hired out themselves for bread. 1 Samuel 2:5.
To hire or to hire out, to let; to lease; to grant the temporary use of a thing for a compensation. He has hired out his house or his farm.
1. The price, reward or compensation paid or contracted to be given for the temporary use of any thing.
2. Wages; the reward or recompense paid for personal service.
The laborer is worthy of his hire Luke 10:7.
HI'RED, participle passive Procured or taken for use, at a stipulated or reasonable price; as a hired farm.
1. Employed in service for a compensation; as a hired man; a hired servant.
A labourer employed on hire for a limited time (Job 7:1; 14:6; Mark 1:20). His wages were paid as soon as his work was over (Leviticus 19:13). In the time of our Lord a day's wage was a "penny" (q.v.) i.e., a Roman denarius (Matthew 20:1-14).
HI'RELING, noun One who is hired, or who serves for wages.
1. A mercenary; a prostitute.
HI'RELING, adjective Serving for wages; venal; mercenary; employed for money or other compensation.
A tedious crew
Of hireling mourners.
HI'RER, noun One that hires; one that procures the use of any thing for a compensation; one who employs persons for wages, or contracts with persons for service.