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Quire

Quire Meaning & Definition
Quire Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quire?

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

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See Also | definite quantity | ream

Quire In Webster's Dictionary

\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.

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