Definition of quire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

quire

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪər//
 
(old-fashioned)
 
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four sheets of paper folded to make eight leaves (= 16 pages) Word Origin Middle English: from Old French quaier, from Latin quaterni ‘set of four’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quire