quire

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[ kwahyuh r ]
/ kwaɪər /

noun

a set of 24 uniform sheets of paper.
Bookbinding. a section of printed leaves in proper sequence after folding; gathering.

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CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of quire

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1175–1225; Middle English quayer < Middle French quaier < Vulgar Latin *quaternum set of four sheets, derivative of Latin quarternī four each

Words nearby quire

Definition for quire (2 of 2)

quire2
[ kwahyuh r ]
/ kwaɪər /

noun, verb (used with or without object), quired, quir·ing.

Archaic. choir.
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British Dictionary definitions for quire (1 of 2)

quire1
/ (kwaɪə) /

noun

a set of 24 or 25 sheets of paper; a twentieth of a ream
  1. four sheets of paper folded once to form a section of 16 pages
  2. a section or gathering
a set of all the sheets in a book

Word Origin for quire

C15 quayer, from Old French quaier, from Latin quaternī four at a time, from quater four times

British Dictionary definitions for quire (2 of 2)

quire2
/ (kwaɪə) /

noun

an obsolete spelling of choir
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