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Lent vs Hired - What's the difference?

lent | hired |

As a proper noun lent

is period of penitence for christians before easter.

As a verb hired is





  • (lend)
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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) lende (usually in plural as lendes, leendes, lyndes), from (etyl) lendenu, .

    Alternative forms

    * (l), (l), (l) (Scotland) * (l) (obsolete)


  • The lumbar region; loin.
  • The loins; flank; buttocks.
  • Etymology 2

    From earlier len (with excrescent -d'', as in . See also (l).


  • To allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be ed.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=71, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= End of the peer show , passage=Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend .}}
  • To make a loan.
  • (reflexive) To be suitable or applicable, to fit.
  • To afford; to grant or furnish in general.
  • Can you lend me some assistance?
    The famous director lent his name to the new film.
  • * Addison
  • Cato, lend me for a while thy patience.
  • * J. A. Symonds
  • Mountain lines and distant horizons lend space and largeness to his compositions.
  • (proscribed) To borrow.
  • Antonyms
    * borrow
    Derived terms
    * lend to believe * have a lend
    See also
    * give back * lender * loan * pay back




  • (hire)
  • Anagrams

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    (en noun)
  • Payment for the temporary use of something.
  • The sign offered pedalos on hire .
  • (obsolete) Reward, payment.
  • * Bible, Luke x. 7
  • The labourer is worthy of his hire .
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.viii:
  • I will him reaue of armes, the victors hire , / And of that shield, more worthy of good knight; / For why should a dead dog be deckt in armour bright?
  • The state of being hired, or having a job; employment.
  • ''When my grandfather retired, he had over twenty mechanics in his hire .
  • A person who has been hired, especially in a cohort.
  • We pair up each of our new hires''' with one of our original '''hires .


    * (state of being hired) employment, employ


  • (label) To obtain the services of in return for fixed payment.
  • * , chapter=16
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=“[…] She takes the whole thing with desperate seriousness. But the others are all easy and jovial—thinking about the good fare that is soon to be eaten, about the hired fly, about anything.”}}
  • (label) To employ; to obtain the services of (a person) in exchange for remuneration; to give someone a job.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=10 , passage=The skipper Mr. Cooke had hired at Far Harbor was a God-fearing man with a luke warm interest in his new billet and employer, and had only been prevailed upon to take charge of the yacht after the offer of an emolument equal to half a year's sea pay of an ensign in the navy.}}
  • (label) To exchange the services of for remuneration.
  • (label) To accomplish by paying for services.
  • (label) To accept employment.
  • Antonyms

    * (to employ) fire

    Derived terms

    * hired gun * hired hand


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