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quire 1

 (kwīr)
n.
1. A set of 24 or sometimes 25 sheets of paper of the same size and stock; one twentieth of a ream.
2. A collection of leaves of parchment or paper, folded one within the other, in a manuscript or book.

[Middle English quayer, four double sheets of paper, from Old French quaer, from Vulgar Latin *quaternus, from Latin quaternī, set of four, four each, from quater, four times; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

quire 2

 (kwīr)
n. & v. Archaic
Variant of choir.

quire

(kwaɪə)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a set of 24 or 25 sheets of paper; a twentieth of a ream
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. four sheets of paper folded once to form a section of 16 pages
b. a section or gathering
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a set of all the sheets in a book
[C15 quayer, from Old French quaier, from Latin quaternī four at a time, from quater four times]

quire

(kwaɪə)
n
an obsolete spelling of choir

quire1

(kwaɪər)

n.
1. a set of 24 uniform sheets of paper.
2. Bookbinding. a section of printed leaves in proper sequence after folding; gathering.
[1175–1225; Middle English quayer < Middle French quaier < Vulgar Latin *quaternum set of four sheets]

quire2

(kwaɪər)

n., v.t., v.i. quired, quir•ing.
Archaic. choir.

Quire

 any collection or gathering of leaves in a book or manuscript; a collection of 24 or 25 sheets of paper.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quire - a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets
definite quantity - a specific measure of amount
ream - a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires
Translations

quire

[ˈkwaɪəʳ] Nmano f (de papel)

quire

1
n
(= 24 sheets)24 Bogen Papier
(= folded, unbound sheets)Bogen m

quire

[ˈkwaɪəʳ] nventesima parte di una risma (Bookbinding) → segnatura di 16 pagine
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