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quire

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noun \ˈkwī(-ə)r\

Definition of quire

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

Origin and Etymology of quire

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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quire

Definition of quire

  1. archaic spelling of choir



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