Quire vs. Ream

Quire vs. Ream — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Quire and Ream

Quirenoun

A set of 24 or sometimes 25 sheets of paper of the same size and stock; one twentieth of a ream.

Reamnoun

A quantity of paper, formerly 480 sheets, now 500 sheets or, in a printer's ream, 516 sheets.

Quirenoun

A collection of leaves of parchment or paper, folded one within the other, in a manuscript or book.

Reamnoun

often reams A very large amount

reams of work to do.

Quirenoun

Variant of choir.

Reamverb

To form, shape, taper, or enlarge (a hole or bore, for example) with a reamer or similar implement.

Quirenoun

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.

Reamverb

To remove (material) by this process.

Quirenoun

(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.

Reamverb

To squeeze the juice out of (fruit) with a reamer.

Quirenoun

A book, poem, or pamphlet.

Reamverb

Vulgar Slang To penetrate sexually.

Quirenoun

(archaic) A choir.

Reamnoun

Cream; also, the creamlike froth on ale or other liquor; froth or foam in general.

Quirenoun

One quarter of a cruciform church, or the architectural area of a church used by the choir, often near the apse.

Reamnoun

A bundle, package, or quantity of paper, nowadays usually containing 500 sheets.

Quireverb

(bookbinding) To prepare quires by stitching together leaves of paper.

Reamnoun

An abstract large amount of something.

I can't go – I still have reams of work left.

Quireverb

(intransitive) To sing in concert.

Reamverb

To cream; mantle; foam; froth.

Quirenoun

a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets

Reamverb

To enlarge a hole, especially using a reamer; to bore a hole wider.

Reamverb

To shape or form, especially using a reamer.

Reamverb

To remove (material) by reaming.

Reamverb

To remove burrs and debris from a freshly bored hole.

Reamverb

(slang) To yell at or berate.

Reamverb

To sexually penetrate in a rough and painful way, by analogy with definition 1.

Reamnoun

a large quantity of written matter;

he wrote reams and reams

Reamnoun

a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires

Reamverb

squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer;

ream oranges

Reamverb

remove by making a hole with a reamer;

ream paper

Reamverb

enlarge with a reamer;

ream a hole