Definitions for quotekwoʊt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quotekwoʊt(v.; n.)quot•ed, quot•ing
(v.t.)to repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, speech, or the like, as by way of authority or illustration.
to repeat words from (a book, author, etc.).
to cite or bring forward as support.
to enclose (words) within quotation marks.
to state the current or market price of (a stock, bond, etc.).
(v.i.)to make a quotation or quotations, as from a book or author.
(used by a speaker to indicate the beginning of a quotation.)
Ref: quotation mark.
Idioms for quote:
quote unquote,so called; as it were:
If you're a quote unquote liberal, they're suspicious of you.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom
Origin of quote:
1350–1400; ME coten, quoten < ML quotāre to divide into chapters and verses
quotation mark, quote, inverted comma(noun)
a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
quotation, quote, citation(verb)
a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
repeat a passage from
"He quoted the Bible to her"
name the price of
"quote prices for cars"
refer to for illustration or proof
"He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"
put quote marks around
"Here the author is quoting his colleague"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to repeat sb else's written or spoken words
to quote from Shakespeare; He was quoted as having said she stole the gun.
to state as an example or proof
He'll quote figures from the annual sales report.
to tell sb how much sth will cost
They quoted us $300 to decorate the lower floor.
a quote from one of Kennedy's speeches
A quotation, statement attributed to someone else.
A quotation mark.
A summary of work to be done with a set price.
After going over the hefty quotes, the board decided it was cheaper to have the project executed by its own staff
To refer to (part of) a speech that has been made by someone else.
To prepare a summary of work to be done and set a price.
To name the current price, notably of a financial security.
To indicate verbally or by equivalent means the start of a quotation.
To observe, to take account of.
Origin: Recorded since 1387 "to mark (a book) with chapter numbers or marginal references", from coter, from Medieval Latin quotare "to distinguish by numbers, number chapters", itself from quotus "which, what number (in sequence)," from quot "how many" (related to quis "who"). The sense developed via "to give as a reference, to cite as an authority" to "to copy out exact words" (since 1680); the business sense "to state the price of a commodity" (1866) revives the etymological meaning. The noun, in the sense of "quotation," is attested from 1885; see also usage note, below.
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 Homer
to cite a passage from; to name as the authority for a statement or an opinion; as, to quote Shakespeare
to name the current price of
to notice; to observe; to examine
to set down, as in writing
a note upon an author
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quote' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2796
Rank popularity for the word 'quote' in Verbs Frequency: #444
Anagrams of quote
Translations for quote
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to repeat the exact words of a person as they were said or written
to quote Shakespeare / Shakespeare's words / from Shakespeare, `Is this a dagger which I see before me?'
- citarPortuguese (BR)
- παραθέτω τα λόγια κπ. έτσι όπως τα έχει πειGreek
- نقل قول کردنFarsi
- navesti, citiratiCroatian
- vitnaí, hafa (orðrétt) eftirIcelandic
- نقل قول کردنPersian
- را اخيستل، را نقلول، اقتباس كول: نرخ ټاكلPashto
- a citaRomanian
- aktarmak, alıntı yapmakTurkish
- 引述Chinese (Trad.)
- کسی شخص کی کہی گئي یا لکھی گئی بات کو ہو بہو دہراناUrdu
- trích dẫnVietnamese
- 引述Chinese (Simp.)
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