2. (Law.) A bailment by which the use of a thing, or the services and labor of a person, are contracted for at a certain price or reward. Story.

Syn. — Wages; salary; stipend; allowance; pay.

(Hire), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hired (hird); p. pr. & vb. n. Hiring.] [OE. hiren, huren, AS. hyrian; akin to D. huren, G. heuern, Dan. hyre, Sw. hyra. See Hire, n.]

1. To procure (any chattel or estate) from another person, for temporary use, for a compensation or equivalent; to purchase the use or enjoyment of for a limited time; as, to hire a farm for a year; to hire money.

2. To engage or purchase the service, labor, or interest of (any one) for a specific purpose, by payment of wages; as, to hire a servant, an agent, or an advocate.

3. To grant the temporary use of, for compensation; to engage to give the service of, for a price; to let; to lease; — now usually with out, and often reflexively; as, he has hired out his horse, or his time.

They . . . have hired out themselves for bread.
1 Sam. ii. 5.

(Hire"less), a. Without hire. Davenant.

(Hire"ling) n. [AS. hyreling. See Hire, n., and -ling.] One who is hired, or who serves for wages; esp., one whose motive and interest in serving another are wholly gainful; a mercenary. "Lewd hirelings." Milton.

(Hire"ling), a. Serving for hire or wages; venal; mercenary. "Hireling mourners." Dryden.

(Hir"er) n. One who hires.

(Hires Hirs), pron. Hers; theirs. See Here, pron. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Hir*sute") a. [L. hirsutus; prob. akin to horridus horrid. Cf. Horrid.]

1. Rough with hair; set with bristles; shaggy.

2. Rough and coarse; boorish. [R.]

Cynical and hirsute in his behavior.
Life of A. Wood.

3. (Bot.) Pubescent with coarse or stiff hairs. Gray.

4. (Zoöl.) Covered with hairlike feathers, as the feet of certain birds.

(Hir*sute"ness), n. Hairiness. Burton.

(Hir*tel"lous) a. [Dim., fr. L. hirtus hairy.] (Bot. & Zoöl.) Pubescent with minute and somewhat rigid hairs.

(Hi*ru"dine) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the leeches.

(||Hir`u*din"e*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. hirudo, hirudinis, a leech.] (Zoöl.) An order of Annelida, including the leeches; — called also Hirudinei.

(||Hi*ru"do) n. [L., a leech.] (Zoöl.) A genus of leeches, including the common medicinal leech. See Leech.

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