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Valid words made from Hire

You can make 13 words from 'hire' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'hire'

HEIR 7HIRE 7

3 letters words from 'hire'

HER 6HIE 6
IRE 3REH 6
REI 3 

2 letters words from 'hire'

EH 5ER 2
HE 5HI 5
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of hire

hire ihre hrie rhie irhe rihe hier iher heir ehir iehr eihr hrei rhei heri ehri rehi erhi ireh rieh ierh eirh reih erih

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word hire. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in hire.

Definitions and meaning of hire

hire

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: hīr, hīʹər, IPA(key): /haɪə/, /ˈhaɪə/
  • (General American) enPR: hīr, hīʹər, IPA(key): /haɪɹ/, /ˈhaɪɚ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)
  • Homophone: higher

Etymology 1

From Middle English hire, hyre, here, hure, from Old English hȳr (employment for wages; pay for service; interest on money lent), from Proto-West Germanic *hūʀiju (hire), from Proto-Indo-European *kewHs-. Compare Hittite 𒆪𒊭𒀭 (kuššan-, fee, pay, wages, price).

Cognate with West Frisian hier (hire), Dutch huur (lease, rental), German Low German Hüür (lease, rental).

Noun

hire (plural hires)

  1. Payment for the temporary use of something.
  2. (obsolete) Reward, payment.
    • The labourer is worthy of his hire.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.viii:
      I will him reaue of armes, the victors hire, / And of that shield, more worthy of good knight; / For why should a dead dog be deckt in armour bright?
  3. The state of being hired, or having a job; employment.
  4. A person who has been hired, especially in a cohort.
Synonyms
  • (state of being hired): employment, employ
Derived terms
  • hire car
  • hireling
  • hireman
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English hiren, heren, huren, from Old English hȳrian (to hire), from the noun (see above). Compare West Frisian hiere (to rent, lease), Dutch huren (to rent, lease), Low German hüren (to rent), Danish hyre (to hire).

Eclipsed Middle English souden (to hire, employ, enlist), borrowed from Old French souder, soudre, souldre (to take into employ, pay); see English sold (salary, military pay).

Verb

hire (third-person singular simple present hires, present participle hiring, simple past and past participle hired)

  1. (transitive) To obtain the services of in return for fixed payment.
    Synonym: rent
  2. (transitive) To employ; to obtain the services of (a person) in exchange for remuneration; to give someone a job.
  3. (transitive) To exchange the services of for remuneration.
  4. (transitive) To accomplish by paying for services.
  5. (intransitive) To accept employment.
Antonyms
  • (to employ): fire
Derived terms
Translations
See also
  • rent

Anagrams

  • ReHi, heir, rehi

Abron

Etymology

From Akan hyire (white clay).

Noun

hire

  1. white clay

References

  • Trutenau, Languages of the Akan Area: Papers in Western Kwa Linguistics (1976)

Basque

Pronunciation

  • (Southern) IPA(key): /i.ɾe/
  • (Northern) IPA(key): /hi.ɾe/

Pronoun

hire

  1. genitive of hi, your

Japanese

Romanization

hire

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ひれ

Middle Dutch

Contraction

hire

  1. Contraction of hi dāer.

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English hire (her), from Proto-Germanic *hezōi, dative singular plural of *hiz (this), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe (here; this).

Alternative forms

  • hir, hyre, hyr, ire, ir, here, her, ere, er, heyre, heore, hare, hure, hur, hurre, huere

Determiner

hire (nominative pronoun sche)

  1. Third-person singular feminine genitive determiner: her, of her.
  2. Used in place of the possessive suffix -es to denote possession by an antecedent noun.
    • 1430, Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, "The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale.
      Here begynnyt the wyf of bathe hir tale.
Synonyms
  • his
Descendants
  • Scots: her
  • English: her

Pronoun

hire (nominative sche)

  1. Third-person singular feminine genitive pronoun: hers.
Synonyms
  • hires

References

  • “hir, pron.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Alternative forms

  • hir, hyre, hyr, ire, ir, here, her, er, heir, herre, heore, hor, hare, hure, hur, hurre, huere

Etymology 2

From Old English hire.

Pronoun

hire (nominative sche)

  1. Third-person singular feminine pronoun indicating a grammatical object: her.
  2. (reflexive) herself.
  3. Third-person singular neuter pronoun indicating a grammatical object: it.
See also
  • his

References

  • “hir(e), pron.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 3

From Old English here.

Noun

hire

  1. Alternative form of here (army)

Norwegian Nynorsk

Adjective

hire

  1. neuter singular of hiren

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈxi.re/, [ˈhi.re]

Pronoun

hire

  1. genitive/dative of hēo

Descendants

  • Middle English: hire, hir, hyre, hyr, ire, ir, here, her, ere, er, heyre, heore, hare, hure, hur, hurre, huere
    • Scots: her
    • English: her

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to use for a price.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)