Definitions of Hiring

  1. of Hire
  2. An engagement to service.
  3. Applied to a place where engagements to service are entered into.

Usage examples for Hiring

  1. He may not listen, and most of the men who have had experience in hiring and firing say that he will not, but that is his own responsibility. – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  2. He had very little money beyond his pay, and the constant hiring of taxicabs worried him. – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. This supposition was borne out when Cliffe found no trouble in hiring a guide and mules; but while he made the arrangements his brain was working. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  4. Then I began traveling by rail, and hiring a livery team in each town. – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  5. Money had to be considered, and I thought at first of hiring. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. You've been hiring Rebs again! – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  7. If it should come to the point of the Army's hiring able men to carry on the work without aiding the outcasts, it must compete in the market for them and pay the market price. – The Social Work of the Salvation Army by Edwin Gifford Lamb
  8. First, however, she had wheedled the captain into hiring tutors and music masters for her, and she profited vastly by their teachings. – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  9. We meant to sell, when we left the country: hiring is expensive work. – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  10. One entire end of his shop Carl Klug devoted to its affairs, putting in special machinery and hiring as many men as he could use, and here Wallingford reported every day, his suggestions being nearly always sound and inspiring Mr. Klug's respect. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  11. It was the most foolish thing Arthur Carrollton had ever done, hiring George Douglas to search!" – Maggie Miller by Mary J. Holmes
  12. Please do not think when your attorney asks you for counsel's fees that you are hiring him by that golden nexus of guineas. – The Law and the Poor by Edward Abbott Parry
  13. I had dimly seen a fragment of the struggling forces, and it was plain that only a very rich person could afford the luxury of hiring the bravos and guards who threatened and protected me. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  14. People after a while forgot its origin, and gave a splendid ball by daylight, with every luxury of the season, and called it tea at five o'clock, or else paid off all their social obligations by one sweeping " tea," which cost them nothing but the lighting of the gas and the hiring of an additional waiter. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  15. But Bob goes to Kelshope, and Mr. Jardine suggested my hiring him. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  16. He was determined to find the cab- driver who had been stopped by the two women in the Rue du Chevaleret; and with this object in view, he had obtained at the prefecture the names and addresses of all the cab- owners hiring between the road to Fontainebleau and the Seine. – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  17. But now, late toward spring, the question was where he could get an engagement with the play, and we ended by hiring a theatre in New York for a week of trial performances. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  18. It wouldn't be worth while hiring one. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
  19. I'll bet the squaw was on the other end of that saw; I never heard of Dubois hiring help. – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  20. Choosing congenial companions, they build a comfortable ranch, stock it well with books, and employ men to assist in the rougher duties, either by hiring them with fixed wages or giving them an interest in the herd. – Frontier Folk by George Booth