Quarto



[kwawr-toh] /ˈkwɔr toʊ/

noun, plural quartos.
1.
a book size of about 9½ × 12 inches (24 × 30 cm), determined by folding printed sheets twice to form four leaves or eight pages. Symbol: 4to, 4°.
2.
a book of this size.
adjective
3.
bound in quarto.
/ˈkwɔːtəʊ/
noun (pl) -tos
1.
a book size resulting from folding a sheet of paper, usually crown or demy, into four leaves or eight pages, each one quarter the size of the sheet Often written 4to, 4°
2.
(formerly) a size of cut paper 10 in. by 8 in. (25.4 cm by 20.3 cm)
n.

“book from paper folded to make four pages to the sheet,” late 15c., from Medieval Latin in quarto “in the fourth (part of a sheet of paper),” from quarto, ablative singular of Latin quartus “fourth” (see quart).

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