[ US /ˈhaɪɝd/ ]
[ UK /hˈa‍ɪ‍əd/ ]
  1. having services engaged for a fee
    hired hands
    a hired gun
  2. hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of travelers
    a chartered plane
    the chartered buses arrived on time
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How To Use hired In A Sentence

  • We had engaged a very nice mare and stanhope, which we knew we could depend upon, when, the day before the race, the chestnut was declared lame, and not a presentable four-legged animal was to be hired in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846
  • They are hired to crack a safe, photograph the contents of a locked briefcase inside, and return it to the owner without him knowing.
  • A private detective was hired to conduct the investigation .
  • Instead of talking about the mechanical superiority of their latest cars, manufacturers hired the sexiest, perkiest breasted young women they could find to writhe, lean and lick their lips next to their new products. Judith Acosta: How Marketers Capitalize On Your Fear: Confessions Of An Ex-Ad-Woman
  • A monk will be hired to chant some Buddhist scriptures and perform a simple ceremony at the morgue instead of at a funeral parlor.
  • We are told also by his sister -- and there is no incongruity in the two accounts -- that he early displayed a taste for 'preheminence and would preside over his playmates as their master and they his hired servants.' The Rowley Poems
  • Compared with commissioners in other pro sports who are hired by team owners, he has considerably more power in regard to competition.
  • My parents have often hired earth-working vehicles, installing three further dams since arriving here in an effort to drought-proof the house's garden, and to allow them to agist neighbours' animals during droughts.
  • AICC hired the law firm Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal to lobby against the cuts, paying it $160,000 in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. A Device to Kill Cancer, Lift Revenue
  • They were simply skilled craftspeople hired for jobs and trained through a system of apprenticeship.
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