Origin of quire1
Other definitions for quire (2 of 2)
How to use quire in a sentence
Clemens covered a good many quires of paper with caustic replies.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
The accompanying map with these palaces plainly marked should serve its purpose better than quires of printed pages.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun
Ive sold me four and five quires a-day, but I dont sell above two and three dozen a-day now.
Oh, yes, I knowd old Jemmy Catnach fast enough—bought many hundreds, if not thousands of quires of him.
The present writer consumed quires in a simple application of the cipher key to Hamlet.The Little Cryptogram|J. Gilfin Pyle
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