quote

verb
\ ˈkwōt also ˈkōt \
quoted; quoting

Definition of quote 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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 sense 2a quoting the motifs of past artists

2 : to cite in illustration quote a similar case

3a : to state (the current price or bid-offer spread) for a commodity, stock, or bond

b : to give exact information on

4 : to set off by quotation marks

intransitive verb

: to inform a hearer or reader that matter following is quoted

quote

noun

Definition of quote (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : quotation

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

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Other words from quote

Verb

quoter noun

Examples of quote in a Sentence

Verb

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

Noun

Each chapter of the book began with an inspirational quote. She included quotes from the poem in her essay. The article included quotes from the mayor and several councilors. The price quotes exceeded our expectations. I checked the stock quotes online. Titles of newspaper articles should be placed in quotes.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

On his blog, Brooks quotes an average sewer bill increase of $30.05 per four-month billing period for the average homeowner. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "South Milwaukee is hiking its sewer and water rates by 35 percent," 28 June 2018 Dunn quotes several passages from McCaw's deposition in a motion filed with U.S. District Judge Robert Pittman in Waco, who is presiding over the case filed by 10 Baylor students identified as Jane Does. David Barron, Houston Chronicle, "Ex-Baylor athletic director: Black athletes made scapegoats," 27 June 2018 Royal wedding watchers celebrated the inclusion of a black gospel choir, the bishop who quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and, of course, Markle's biracial background as signs of a new era for the royals. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "This Meme Shows How Important Serena Williams's Royal Wedding Conrows Really Were," 22 May 2018 Italian media quoted Trapani Prosecutor Alfredo Morvillo as saying the investigation would be carried out without bowing to any political pressures. Washington Post, "Rescued migrants questioned in Sicily about alleged threats," 13 July 2018 Articles printed in The San Diego Union and the San Diego Evening Tribune quoted neighbors who said Hayden had left her door unlocked or open regularly, adding that they hadn’t seen or heard anything out of the ordinary before the brutal discovery. Lyndsay Winkley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Single fingerprint helps crack decades-old cold case," 12 July 2018 Chambers said, quoting what Lev told West Hartford police after his arrest in January. David Owens, courant.com, "California Man Charged In West Hartford Computer Scam Seeks Special Form Of Probation," 10 July 2018 News reports quoted experts who suggested the Russians merely wanted more information about Trump to inform their foreign-policy dealings. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler?," 8 July 2018 Some urged followers to get active through voting and donating, while others quoted famous social activists. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Chrissy Teigen, Ellen DeGeneres and other celebrities got political this July 4th," 4 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Insurers in the state base their quotes on a driver’s zip code, credit score and educational qualifications. The Economist, "Why Detroit is the most expensive city in America to buy car insurance," 5 July 2018 Read on for some of our favorite quotes from books written by Southern writers and about the South. Caroline Rogers, Southern Living, "The Most Quotable Books About the South," 3 July 2018 For more reaction from our Influencers on education issues, look for their quotes on Wednesday’s Opinion page. Adam Wollner, miamiherald, "Florida Influencers: Teacher pay ranks as top education issue of 2018," 2 July 2018 As other tweeters noted, Ellison's excoriating view of his fellow occupants of the galaxy could be summed up in one of his most famous quotes. Robert Jablon, USA TODAY, "'Star Trek' scriptwriter Harlan Ellison, master of sci-fi literature, dies at 84," 28 June 2018 Here are some of his most relatable quotes about learning the parenting ropes, planning for the future and, of course, sleep! 1. Maura Hohman, PEOPLE.com, "9 Times Prince William Perfectly Described the Ups and Downs of Fatherhood," 21 June 2018 McGowan's spokesperson confirmed to CNN the accuracy of her published quotes at the time. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Rose McGowan indicted on felony drug charge," 12 June 2018 And the joke's deflating effect was not lost on the speaker, who rolled onto his next quote in silence. Cleve Wootson, chicagotribune.com, "Kentucky crowd cheered valedictorian for quoting Trump. Then he told them it was Obama.," 4 June 2018 His voice turned deliberately whiny on that last part of his quote to mock critical fans. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "'It's getting old': Ex-NASCAR driver mocks fans 'wasting your breath' whining | Charlotte Observer," 18 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'quote.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of quote

Verb

1582, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Noun

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quote

Verb

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

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quote

noun

Financial Definition of quote

What It Is

A quote is an estimate of price or a price at which one party is willing to buy or sell from the other. In the trading markets, a quote is the bid and ask price for a security.

How It Works

For example, a quote for Company XYZ stock includes the real-time bid price, ask price, quote size, price of the last trade, size of the last trade, the high price for the day, and the low price for the day. Quotes are available from the exchanges online, via the media or in financial publications.

Why It Matters

Quotes are necessary to inform investors about the prices of securities. The information contained in a quote is sometimes limited; for example, it may not disclose which market makers are bidding for or offering the security, whether there are limit orders on the security, or the size of potential trades at a particular price. In other words, quotes do not give the viewer access to the "order book" showing who has an interest in a security and at what price. But quotes do give traders and investors a basic idea of how a security is doing.

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quote

verb

English Language Learners Definition of quote

: 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)

quote

verb
\ ˈkwōt \
quoted; quoting

Kids Definition of quote

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to repeat (someone else's words) exactly I quoted my favorite poem.

quote

noun

Kids Definition of quote (Entry 2 of 2)

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