quire

noun
\ ˈkwī(-ə)r How to pronounce quire (audio) \

Definition of quire

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a collection of 24 or sometimes 25 sheets of paper of the same size and quality : one twentieth of a ream

quire

Definition of quire (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic spelling of

First Known Use of quire

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quire

Noun

Middle English quair four sheets of paper folded once, collection of sheets, from Anglo-French quaier, from Vulgar Latin *quaternum set of four, from Latin quaterni four each, set of four — more at quaternion

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“Quire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quire. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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