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quire

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

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.
Club manager Bobby Quiring said the opening night was a great success and several Saturday nights thereafter were sold out.
"Digital trust will become increasingly challenging for companies to achieve as they look to capture new categories of customer data, such as biometric, geolocation, and even genomic data in their drive for greater relevance," said Kevin Quiring, managing director of Accenture Strategy and lead for advanced customer strategy North America, in the report.
Incidentally, this wormhole further supports the piecemeal quiring of the manuscript, that folio 29 was adhered as a singleton to the end of the third quire.
Bjorn Quiring. Shakespeare's Curse: The Aporias of Ritual Exclusion in Early Modern Royal Drama.
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. "We look forward to working with him as we continue to build, strengthen and see the bargaining process mature.
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. This scribe produces regular sixteens, in contrast to persistent alternation elsewhere in the manuscript, where quires of ten, twelve, fourteen, and sixteen leaves occur.
This aspect of the volume's composition is also reflected in the medieval quiring. Throughout the codex various systems are used, the sequences changing several times.