Definitions for: Quire


[n] a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets



Webster (1913) Definition: Quire, n.
See Choir. [Obs.] --Spenser.

A quire of such enticing birds. --Shak.


Quire, v. i.
To sing in concert. [R.] --Shak.


Quire, n. [OE. quaer, quair, OF. quayer, cayer,
ca["i]er, 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.]
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.

See Also: definite quantity, ream

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