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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
References in classic literature ?
The luster of in- quiring glance faded swiftly into vacant glassiness.
Rather, Quiring aligns the curse with Derrida's concept of the "supplement," defining it as that which "can complement and represent the law, but also threatens to dissolve and replace it" (2).
Correctly, Quiring asserts that the curse can be set as a borderline: it is an individual act that operates onto a body politic.
Second-half goals by Michael Parensen and Christopher Quiring did the damage.
Mark brings to the bargaining association a wealth of knowledge of association management and the issues that affect Oregon farmers," says association President Ron Quiring.
Quiring replace him as chairman of the district soviet.
David Quiring, CCF Colonialism in Northern Saskatchewan: Battling Parish Priests, Bootleggers and Fur Sharks (Vancouver: UBC Press 2004)
23) Separate production is also indicated by the quiring.
There are 17 actors in the cast with the main characters being played by Guy Martin as Ralph Rackstraw; April Ann Davis as the captain's daughter Josephine; Deana Quiring as Little Buttercup; John Winters as the captain of the Pinafore; Dennis Russell as Sir Joseph Porter; and Sue Webster as Cousin Hebe.
The next quire begins a new quiring system: Roman numerals for the first four leaves followed by small letters for the quire; thus we get ia, iia, iiia, iiiia in quire 19; ib, iib, etc.
That year, Gehring and Rebecca Quiring, also of the University of Basel, were studying fruit flies and looking for transcription factors--proteins that regulate the activity of genes.
For QST, it was the perfect succession plan; John Quiring, QST's founder and chief science officer was pleased to share the wealth with the employees who worked so hard to make the company successful.