Quire definitions

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A set of 24 or sometimes 25 sheets of paper of the same size and stock; one twentieth of a ream.
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A collection of leaves of parchment or paper, folded one within the other, in a manuscript or book.
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A set of 24 or 25 sheets of paper of the same size and stock, the twentieth part of a ream.
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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.
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(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.
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A book, poem, or pamphlet.
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(bookbinding) To prepare quires by stitching together leaves of paper.
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(archaic) A choir.
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The architectural part of a church in which the choir resides, between the nave and the sanctuary.
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(intransitive) To sing in concert.
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Origin of quire

Middle English quayer four double sheets of paper from Old French quaer from Vulgar Latin quaternus from Latin quaternī set of four, four each from quater four times kwetwer- in Indo-European roots