[hahyuh r-ling] /ˈhaɪər lɪŋ/
a person who works only for pay, especially in a menial or boring job, with little or no concern for the value of the work.
serving for pay only.
(derogatory) a person who works only for money, esp one paid to do something unpleasant
“one who works for hire,” Old English hyrling; see hire + -ling. As an adjective by 1580s.
a labourer employed on hire for a limited time (Job 7:1; 14:6; Mark 1:20). His wages were paid as soon as his work was over (Lev. 19:13). In the time of our Lord a day’s wage was a “penny” (q.v.) i.e., a Roman denarius (Matt. 20:1-14).
[hahyuh r-pur-chuh s] /ˈhaɪərˈpɜr tʃəs/ noun, British. 1. a system of payment for a commodity in regular installments while using it. noun 1. (Brit & Austral, NZ & South African) HP, h.p., US and Canadian equivalents instalment plan, installment plan
- Hire-purchase system
[hahyuh r-pur-chuh s] /ˈhaɪərˈpɜr tʃəs/ noun, British. 1. a system of payment for a commodity in regular installments while using it.
[hahyuh r] /haɪər/ verb (used with object), hired, hiring. 1. to engage the services of (a person or persons) for wages or other payment: to hire a clerk. 2. to engage the temporary use of at a set price; rent: to hire a limousine. noun 3. the act of hiring. 4. the state or condition […]
[hahy-rez] /ˈhaɪˈrɛz/ adjective, Computers, Informal. 1. (def 2). adjective High-resolution; of satisfyingly high quality: a high-res monitor high resolution