Origin of quire1
Words nearby quire
Other definitions for quire (2 of 2)
How to use quire in a sentence
Commissary's inkstand was a coffee-cup without an handle, and his book of entries a quire of dirty writing-paper.
Both before and after sermon I was most impatiently troubled at the Quire, the worst that ever I heard.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
Two curtains worked with golden blazonries divided the quire from the congregation.
"This is where you'll sit," said Dom Cuthbert, pointing to two kneeling-chairs on either side of the opening into the quire.
And there they laid his corpse in the body of the quire, and sang and read many psalters and prayers over him and about him.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)|Thomas Malory
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