CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!
Origin of quire1
Words nearby quire
Definition for quire (2 of 2)
noun, verb (used with or without object), quired, quir·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for quire
I am helping her gild fir-cones for a Christmas-tree for the quire, and they will sing carols.Beechcroft at Rockstone|Charlotte M. Yonge
There is one tomb on the south side the quire, but without inscription.The Survey of London|John Stow
Lady Anne wrote a quire of notepaper off to Sir Brian for that day's post—only she was too late, as she always was.The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
Here it was, that repeatedly turning over a Quire of Bank Notes, a gentleman asked him what he was in want of?The History of Gambling in England|John Ashton
The numbering of the separate leaves in a quire, in the fashion followed by early printers, came in in the 14th century.
British Dictionary definitions for quire (1 of 2)
- four sheets of paper folded once to form a section of 16 pages
- a section or gathering