1. One-twentieth of a ream of paper; a collection of twenty-four or twenty-five sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold.
  2. (bookbinding) A set of leaves which are stitched together, originally a set of four pieces of paper (eight leaves, sixteen pages). This is most often a single signature (i.e. group of four), but may be several nested signatures.
  3. A book, poem, or pamphlet.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A choir.
  2. The architectural part of a church in which the choir resides, between the nave and the sanctuary.


  1. To prepare quires by stitching together leaves of paper.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To sing in concert.

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