Definitions for quirekwaɪər

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  1. quire(noun)

    a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets

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  1. quire(Noun)

    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.

  2. quire(Noun)

    (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.

  3. quire

    A book, poem, or pamphlet.

  4. quire(Verb)

    To prepare quires by stitching together leaves of paper.

  5. quire(Noun)

    A choir.

  6. quire(Noun)

    The architectural part of a church in which the choir resides, between the nave and the sanctuary.

  7. quire(Verb)

    To sing in concert.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Quire(noun)

    see Choir

  2. Quire(verb)

    to sing in concert

  3. Quire(noun)

    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

  4. 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.]


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