Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.
It's cheaper to pay for your car hire before you go.
We paid £50 for the hire of the hall.
a hire car/van
a tool hire company
There were motorcycles for hire.
The agency helps people find childcare, including putting families in touch with nannies for hire.
All their cars were already out on hire.
This is the British English definition of hire. View American English definition of hire.
Change your default dictionary and thesaurus to American English.
View the pronunciation for hire.
a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a large cake decorated or filled with sweet foods such as fruit, cream, and chocolate
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Definition of hire from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.