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Meaning of QUOTE

Pronunciation:  kwowt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
  2. [n]  a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
  3. [v]  put quote marks around; "Here the author is quoting his colleague"
  4. [v]  repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her"
  5. [v]  refer to for illustration or proof; "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"
  6. [v]  name the price of; "quote prices for cars"

QUOTE is a 5 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: citation, cite, inverted comma, quotation, quotation mark
 See Also: advert, bring up, double quotes, epigraph, excerpt, extract, give, ingeminate, iterate, mark, mention, mimesis, misquotation, misquote, name, punctuate, punctuation, punctuation mark, refer, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell, scare quote, selection, single quote, underquote



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quote\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quoted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Quoting}.] [OF. quoter, F. coter to letter, number, to
    quote, LL. quotare to divide into chapters and verses, fr. L.
    quotus. See {Quota}.] [Formerly written also {cote}.]
    1. To cite, as a passage from some author; to name, repeat,
       or adduce, as a passage from an author or speaker, by way
       of authority or illustration; as, to quote a passage from
    2. To cite a passage from; to name as the authority for a
       statement or an opinion; as, to quote Shakespeare.
    3. (Com.) To name the current price of.
    4. To notice; to observe; to examine. [Obs.] --Shak.
    5. To set down, as in writing. [Obs.] ``He's quoted for a
       most perfidious slave.'' --Shak.
    Syn: To cite; name; adduce; repeat.
    Usage: {Quote}, {Cite}. To cite was originally to call into
           court as a witness, etc., and hence denotes bringing
           forward any thing or person as evidence. Quote usually
           signifies to reproduce another's words; it is also
           used to indicate an appeal to some one as an
           authority, without adducing his exact words.
  2. \Quote\, n.
    A note upon an author. [Obs.] --Cotgrave.