Definitions for quartoˈkwɔr toʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quar•toˈkwɔr toʊ(n.; adj.)(pl.)-tos

  1. (n.)a book size of about 9½x 12 in. (24 x 30 cm), determined by folding printed sheets twice to form four leaves or eight pages. Symbol: 4to, 4°

    Category: Printing

  2. a book of this size.

    Category: Printing

  3. (adj.)bound in quarto.

    Category: Printing

Origin of quarto:

1580–90; short for NL in quārtō in fourth (L quārtō, abl. sing. of quartusfourth )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quarto, 4to(noun)

    the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper twice to form four leaves

Wiktionary

  1. quarto(Noun)

    A size of paper (7.5"-10" x 10"-12.5")(190-254 x 254-312 mm). Formed by folding and cutting a standard large sheet of paper (15"-20" x 20"-25")(381-508 x 508-635 mm) twice to form 4 leaves (eight sides).

  2. quarto(Noun)

    A book size, corresponding to the paper size.

  3. Origin: From quartus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quarto(adj)

    having four leaves to the sheet; of the form or size of a quarto

  2. Quarto(noun)

    originally, a book of the size of the fourth of sheet of printing paper; a size leaves; in present usage, a book of a square or nearly square form, and usually of large size

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Quarto

    a book having the sheet folded into four leaves.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

chamber(noun)

a room.

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