"hired" in the verb sense
1. hire, engage, employ
engage or hire for work
"They hired two new secretaries in the department"
"How many people has she employed?"
2. rent, hire, charter, lease
hold under a lease or rental agreement of goods and services
3. lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take
engage for service under a term of contract
"We took an apartment on a quiet street"
"Let's rent a car"
"Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
"hired" in the adjective sense
having services engaged for a fee
"a hired gun"
2. chartered, hired, leased
hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of travelers
"a chartered plane"
"the chartered buses arrived on time"
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