Definitions for quirekwaɪər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a set of 24 uniform sheets of paper.
Bookbinding. a section of printed leaves in proper sequence after folding; gathering.
Origin of quire:
1175–1225; ME quayer < MF quaier < VL *quaternum set of four sheets
quirekwaɪər(n.; v.t.; v.i.)quired, quir•ing.
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