What does quire mean?

Definitions for quirekwaɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quire.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quire(noun)

    a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets


  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 Dictionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quire

    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.]

  2. Quire

    kwīr, n. old form of choir.—n. Quī′rister, a chorister.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quire in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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