Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A body of retainers or courtiers; a court.
- Employed or engaged for regular or temporary use or service for rent, pay, or stated wages: as, a hired carriage; a hired girl; a hired man.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of hire.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. performing work for pay.
- adj. hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of travelers
- adj. having services engaged for a fee
“In addition, the label hired a religious consultant to help target its marketing and "take the edges off" the notion of a big company peddling sacred music, says Mark Flaherty, senior vice president of marketing for RCA Music Group, which is releasing "The Priests" in the U.S.”
“The label hired a marketing company to seed the accompanying video on popular Web sites, where viewers were encouraged to submit their own videos.”
“Ashlee was shepherded around town, meeting with the hit songwriters the label hired that week, showing up at her first crowded gig looking petrified, being coached by her sister on how to handle the attention.”
“It's a merciless time in politics, and one of the things that I think is evil is the growing number of what I call hired guns, the people who don't really have any intimacy or association by birth or state with public figures and who are contracted for to come in and run focus groups and to run in and do polls.”
“And it warns that the law will make it illegal to hire or be hired from a vehicle stopped on the street.”
“The number of "accreditation-free" people that get hired is growing rapidly, and the approach these hiring managers take and the quality of these hires will be the biggest determinant of the "value" of a formal education.”
“Now, let´s say The Dawg and Dawgette are 1500 kilometers distant at that other residence when a break-in attempt occurs and any house-sitter we have hired is not around.”
“Did you know Sarah Palin hired an Al Gore speechwriter?”
“This last election, McCain hired the same firm to work for him.”
“Becks books, if they can be defined as such, are written by the same ideological type of ghost writers that Palin hired to write ‘her’ book.”
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