[ka-yey, kah-; French ka-yey]
- Bookbinding. a number of sheets of paper or leaves of a book placed together, as for binding.
- a report of the proceedings of any body: A cahier of the committee was presented to the legislature.
- (italics) French.
- notebook; exercise book; journal.
- paperback book.
Origin of cahier
1835–45; < French; Middle French quaer gathering (of sheets of a book); see quire1
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Examples from the Web for cahier
The Post's cahier against Hagel covers the Pentagon budget and Iran's nuclear capability (surprised they left Israel out).Washington Post on Hagel
December 19, 2012
Marise looked down at the cahier, its pages as blank as when she had sat down.Rough-Hewn
Father Cahier says he has failed to discover the significance of the emblems.
For more about them, see Cahier, Mélanges d'Archéologie, etc.Illuminated Manuscripts
John W. Bradley
One of them, Cahier de Gerville, afterwards a minister, delivered an impressive address.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)
Among other plans that in the cahier des tiers état of the city of Paris has some interest.The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens
- a notebook
- a written or printed report, esp of the proceedings of a meeting
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Word Origin and History for cahier
"exercise book," c.1845, from French cahier "writing book, copy-book," from Old French cayer, originally quaier "sheet of paper folded in four" (see quire).
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