A collection of twenty-four sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold; one twentieth of a ream.
A group of leaves folded together prior to binding
A quire consists of eight leaves (which equates to sixteen pages). Every 16th page of each will in PROB 11 is given a quire number.
1/20th of a ream (25 sheets).
An old standard quantity of paper consisting of twenty-four identical sheets. A quire was 1/20th of a ream. It was the quantity sold as a single unit by stationery suppliers. In bookbinding, the term describes a section of printed leaves that have been gathered, placed in correct sequence and folded. See also BASIS SIZE CODEX LEAF REAM
a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets
a measurement of paper
a set of leaves which are stitched together
originally a quantity of twenty-four sheets of paper, now measured at twenty-five sheets.
A twentieth part of a ream; today a quantity of 25 sheets of paper.
Section of a book resulting from the folding of a sheet after printing. A Folio may have two leaves in a quire, a Quarto four leaves, and an Octavo eight leaves.
a bundle of rectangular parchment sheets, folded and stitched to form a section of a book prior to binding; also called a gathering
A quantity of paper: 24 sheets of handmade, 25 sheets of machine made.