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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quire  \Quire\,  n. 
  See  {Choir}.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
  A  quire  of  such  enticing  birds.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quire  \Quire\,  v.  i. 
  To  sing  in  concert.  [R.]  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quire  \Quire\,  n.  [OE.  quaer,  quair,  OF  quayer,  cayer, 
  ca["i]er,  F.  cahier,  a  book  of  loose  sheets,  a  quarter  of  a 
  quire,  LL  quaternus  quaternum  sheets  of  paper  packed 
  together,  properly,  four  together,  fr  L.  quaterni  four  each 
  by  fours,  quattuor,  four  See  {Four}  and  cf  {Cahier}.] 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Choir  \Choir\,  n.  [OE.  quer,  OF  cuer,  F.  ch[oe]ur,  fr  L. 
  chorus  a  choral  dance,  chorus,  choir,  fr  Gr  ?,  orig. 
  dancing  place  prob.  akin  to  ?  inclosure,  L.  hortus  garden, 
  and  E.  yard.  See  {Chorus}.] 
  1.  A  band  or  organized  company  of  singers,  especially  in 
  church  service.  [Formerly  written  also  {quire}.] 
  2.  That  part  of  a  church  appropriated  to  the  singers. 
  3.  (Arch.)  The  chancel. 
  {Choir  organ}  (Mus.),  one  of  the  three  or  five  distinct 
  organs  included  in  the  full  organ,  each  separable  from  the 
  rest,  but  all  controlled  by  one  performer;  a  portion  of 
  the  full  organ,  complete  in  itself  and  more  practicable 
  for  ordinary  service  and  in  the  accompanying  of  the  vocal 
  {Choir  screen},  {Choir  wall}  (Arch.),  a  screen  or  low  wall 
  separating  the  choir  from  the  aisles. 
  {Choir  service},  the  service  of  singing  performed  by  the 
  choir.  --T.  Warton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  quantity  of  paper;  24  or  25  sheets 

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