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a set of twenty-four uniform sheets of paper
Not to be confused with:
choir – a group of singers, esp. in a church service; a group of musicians: a string choir
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree
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.]
n. & v. Archaic
Variant of choir.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
an obsolete spelling of choir
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
n., v.t., v.i. quired, quir•ing.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Quireany collection or gathering of leaves in a book or manuscript; a collection of 24 or 25 sheets of paper.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
quire[ˈkwaɪəʳ] N → mano f (de papel)
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