What does CITE mean?

Definitions for CITEsaɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word CITE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation(verb)

    a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

    "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"

  2. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer(verb)

    make reference to

    "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

  3. mention, cite(verb)


    "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"

  4. reference, cite(verb)

    refer to

    "he referenced his colleagues' work"

  5. quote, cite(verb)

    repeat a passage from

    "He quoted the Bible to her"

  6. quote, cite(verb)

    refer to for illustration or proof

    "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"

  7. adduce, abduce, cite(verb)

    advance evidence for

  8. summon, summons, cite(verb)

    call in an official matter, such as to attend court


  1. cite(Verb)

    To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.

  2. cite(Verb)

    To list the source(s) from which one took information, words or literary or verbal context.

  3. cite(Verb)

    To summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court

  4. Origin: cité, from civitas

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cite(verb)

    to call upon officially or authoritatively to appear, as before a court; to summon

  2. Cite(verb)

    to urge; to enjoin

  3. Cite(verb)

    to quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another

  4. Cite(verb)

    to refer to or specify, as for support, proof, illustration, or confirmation

  5. Cite(verb)

    to bespeak; to indicate

  6. Cite(verb)

    to notify of a proceeding in court


  1. Cité

    Cité is a music album by Lenine.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cite

    sīt, v.t. to call or summon: to summon to answer in court: to quote: to name: to adduce as proof.—adj. Cit′able, that can be cited.—ns. Cit′al, summons to appear: (Shak.) accusation, reproof; Citā′tion, an official summons to appear: the document containing the summons: the act of quoting: the passage or name quoted; Citā′tor, one who cites.—adj. Cit′ātory, having to do with citation, addicted to citation. [L. citāre, -ātum, to call, inten. of ciēre, cīre, to make to go.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CITE' in Verbs Frequency: #615


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CITE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CITE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice", Act 1 scene 3:

    The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

  2. Sergio Marchionne:

    To cite Enzo Ferrari, we will always sell one less Ferrari than the market wants, that's a policy that will never change.

  3. Robert Dudley:

    I can cite the rules, but it's up to the court and the court will often take some very shaky cases because an issue is important. I honestly think this won't affect the court much.

  4. Candy Carson:

    I attempted to appropriately cite and acknowledge all sources in `America the Beautiful,' but inadvertently missed some, i apologize, and I am working with my editors to rectify the situation.

  5. Victor Aureliano Martinez:

    Two weeks before this murder, Santa Maria police officers arrested him for possession of meth, and you know what we had to do? We had to cite him out. That's the problem with this system. This is not just in Santa Maria. This is all over the state of California and all over the United States.

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