/ 5haIE(r); haIr/ v
[Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sth/sb (from sb) obtain the use of sth or the services of sb temporarily and esp for a short period of time, in return for payment 租用(某物); 雇用(某人): hire a bicycle, hall, wedding-dress 租自行车﹑ 礼堂﹑ 结婚礼服 * a hired car 租用的汽车 * a hired assassin 受雇的刺客 * hire a dozen men to dig a ditch 雇十二个人挖沟.
[Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] ~ sth (out) (to sb) allow the temporary use of sth, in return for payment 出租某物: We hire out our vans by the day, ie at a cost of a certain amount per day. 我们按日出租客货车(按日计租). =>Usage at let2 用法见let2.
> hire n [U]
1 hiring 租用; 雇用; 出租: have the hire of a car for a week 租用汽车一星期 * bicycles for hire, 1 an hour 自行车出租, 每小时1英镑 * pay for the hire of a hall 付会堂租金 * This suit is on hire. 这套衣服是供租用的. * [attrib 作定语] a car hire firm 汽车出租公司 * a hire car 供租用的汽车.
2 payment for hiring sth/sb 租金; 工钱: work for hire 当雇工.
3 (idm 习语) ply for hire => ply2.
hireable / 5haIErEbl; `haIrEbl/ adj (of an object) that may be hired (指物件)出租的, 可租用的.
hireling / 5haIElIN; `haIrlIN/ n (usu derog 通常作贬义) person whose services may be hired 可被雇用的人.
# ,hired `hand (US) person hired to work as a labourer on a farm (农场的)雇工.
,hire-`purchase n [U] (Brit) (abbr 缩写 hp) (US in`stalment plan) method of purchase by which the buyer pays for an article in instalments, is allowed to use it immediately and becomes the owner of it after a certain number of instalments have been paid 分期付款购买方式: We're buying a TV on hire-purchase. 我们以分期付款方式购买一台电视机. * [attrib 作定语] a hire-purchase agreement 分期付款购物协议.