a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets
One-twentieth of a ream of paper; a collection of twenty-four or twenty-five sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold.
(bookbinding) A set of leaves which are stitched together, originally a set of four pieces of paper (eight leaves, sixteen pages). This is most often a single signature (i.e. group of four), but may be several nested signatures.
A book, poem, or pamphlet.
To prepare quires by stitching together leaves of paper.
The architectural part of a church in which the choir resides, between the nave and the sanctuary.
To sing in concert.
to sing in concert
a collection of twenty-four sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold; one twentieth of a ream
Origin: [OE. quaer, quair, OF. quayer, cayer, caer, F. cahier, a book of loose sheets, a quarter of a quire, LL. quaternus, quaternum, sheets of paper packed together, properly, four together, fr. L. quaterni four each, by fours, quattuor four. See Four and cf. Cahier.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwīr, n. a collection of paper consisting of twenty-four sheets, the twentieth part of a ream, each having a single fold.—v.t. to fold in quires. [O. Fr. quaier (Fr. cahier), prob. from Low L. quaternum, a set of four sheets,—L. quatuor, four.]
kwīr, n. old form of choir.—n. Quī′rister, a chorister.
The numerical value of quire in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of quire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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