Quire

Noun

  • A book, poem, or pamphlet.
  • The architectural part of a church in which the choir resides, between the nave and the sanctuary.
  • (bookbinding) A set of leaves which are stitched together, originally a set of four pieces of paper (eight leaves, sixteen pages). This is most often a single signature (i.e. group of four), but may be several nested signatures.
  • (archaic) A choir.
  • One-twentieth of a ream of paper; a collection of twenty-four or twenty-five sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold.

Verb

  • (bookbinding) To prepare quires by stitching together leaves of paper.
  • (intransitive) To sing in concert.

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