verb \ˈkwōt also ˈkōt\

: to repeat (something written or said by another person) exactly

: to write or say the exact words of (someone)

: to write or say a line or short section from (a piece of writing or a speech)


Full Definition of QUOTE

transitive verb
a :  to speak or write (a passage) from another usually with credit acknowledgment
b :  to repeat a passage from especially in substantiation or illustration
c :  borrow 2a <quoting the motifs of past artists>
:  to cite in illustration <quote a similar case>
a :  to state (the current price or bid-offer spread) for a commodity, stock, or bond
b :  to give exact information on
:  to set off by quotation marks
intransitive verb
:  to inform a hearer or reader that matter following is quoted
quot·er noun

Examples of QUOTE

  1. He began his speech by quoting Shakespeare.
  2. The reporter quoted the police chief as saying that an investigation would be launched soon.
  3. He quotes the Bible frequently.

Origin of QUOTE

Medieval Latin quotare to mark the number of, number references, from Latin quotus of what number or quantity, from quot how many, (as) many as; akin to Latin qui who — more at who
First Known Use: 1582



Definition of QUOTE

:  quotation
:  quotation mark —often used orally to indicate the beginning of a direct quotation

Examples of QUOTE

  1. Each chapter of the book began with an inspirational quote.
  2. She included quotes from the poem in her essay.
  3. The article included quotes from the mayor and several councilors.
  4. The price quotes exceeded our expectations.
  5. I checked the stock quotes online.
  6. Titles of newspaper articles should be placed in quotes.

First Known Use of QUOTE



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