hire-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: obtain the services of someone or use of something for a pay

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1 HIRE NP1 HIRE NP2

How much would it cost to hire a car for a fortnight?
We hired the Women's Club for the wedding reception.
You could always hire a dress for the ball if you can't afford to buy one.
I was hired by the first company I applied to.
We ought to hire a public relations consultant to help improve our image.

VerbNet: get-13.5.1,hire-13.5.3
FrameNet: Hiring
PropBank: hire.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: offer services or grant use for a fee

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 HIRE NP2 Includes: HIRE OUT

He hired himself out as a cook.
How much do you charge for hiring out a bicycle for a week?
He's decided to go freelance and hire himself out as a technical writer.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Renting
PropBank: NM
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
hire_out 1