What does quote mean?

Definitions for quote
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quote.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quotation mark, quote, inverted comma(noun)

    a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else

  2. quotation, quote, citation(verb)

    a passage or expression that is quoted or cited

  3. quote, cite(verb)

    repeat a passage from

    "He quoted the Bible to her"

  4. quote(verb)

    name the price of

    "quote prices for cars"

  5. quote, cite(verb)

    refer to for illustration or proof

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

  6. quote(verb)

    put quote marks around

    "Here the author is quoting his colleague"

Wiktionary

  1. quote(Noun)

    A quotation, statement attributed to someone else.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. quote(Noun)

    A quotation mark.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. quote(Noun)

    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

    Etymology: 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.

  4. quote(Verb)

    To refer to (part of) a speech that has been made by someone else.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. quote(Verb)

    To prepare a summary of work to be done and set a price.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. quote(Verb)

    To name the current price, notably of a financial security.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. quote(Verb)

    To indicate verbally or by equivalent means the start of a quotation.

    Etymology: 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.

  8. quote(Verb)

    To observe, to take account of.

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quote(verb)

    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

  2. Quote(verb)

    to cite a passage from; to name as the authority for a statement or an opinion; as, to quote Shakespeare

  3. Quote(verb)

    to name the current price of

  4. Quote(verb)

    to notice; to observe; to examine

  5. Quote(verb)

    to set down, as in writing

  6. Quote(noun)

    a note upon an author

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quote

    kwōt, v.t. to repeat the words of any one: to adduce for authority or illustration: to give the current price of: to enclose within quotation marks: (Shak.) to set down in writing.—v.i. to make a quotation.—adj. Quō′table, that may be quoted.—ns. Quō′tableness, Quōtabil′ity.—adv. Quō′tably.—ns. Quōtā′tion, act of quoting: that which is quoted: the current price of anything; Quōtā′tion-mark, one of the marks used to note the beginning and the end of a quotation—generally consisting of two inverted commas at the beginning, and two apostrophes at the end of a quotation; but a single comma and a single apostrophe are frequently used; Quō′ter. [O. Fr. quoter, to number—Low L. quotāre, to divide into chapters and verses—L. quotus, of what number?—quot, how many?]

Editors Contribution

  1. quote

    A technology system with the ability to input the type of work to be completed and the cost for that specific job and other specific and related functions.

    They did quote for the specific piece of work and were delighted to be able to complete it.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  
  2. Quote

    To provide a quote.

    They did provide a response to the unity government request for quotation using an accurate quote.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quote' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2796

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quote' in Verbs Frequency: #444

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quote in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of quote in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    It's advisable and better off to teach anyone or someone how to catch fish(es) than to give him or her fish(es). Yes! because someone who is often taught how to catch fish(es) will surely and eventually become self-reliant or financially independent. But on the other hand, someone who is always given fish(es) is most likely to come back and ask for more fish(es). Anyway, that doesn't mean, you now have to become stingy and unwilling to help someone else or others financially. Don't misconcept me and do quote me right as well.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A clever quote opens new paths in the minds of the clever!

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    I hesitate to make any broad statements about whether it is or is not quote' safe' for kids to come back to school, when you talk about children going back to school and their safety, it really depends on the level of viral activity, and the particular area that you're talking about. What happens all too often, understandably, but sometimes misleadingly, is that we talk about the country as a whole in a unidimensional way.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Be accustomed only/wholly/for life to a true love and not at all to an untrue love. Do quote me right.

  5. Michel de Montaigne:

    I quote others in order to better express myself.

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Translations for quote

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  • علامة اقتباس, استشهد, اقتباس, استشهاد, علامة تنصيص, سعرArabic
  • цитирамBulgarian
  • citacióCatalan, Valencian
  • citovat, kótovatCzech
  • Zitat, zitieren, Preisangebot machen, bemerken, berücksichtigen, anbietenGerman
  • παράθεμα, χωρίο, αναφέρω, παραθέτω, προσφορά, τιμή, επικαλούμαι, παράθεση, περικοπή, εισαγωγικό, εισαγωγικά, προσφέρω, μνημονεύωGreek
  • citi, citaĵo, citiloEsperanto
  • cotizar, cita, cotización, citarSpanish
  • osundama, osundusEstonian
  • lainaus, sitaatti, siteerata, tarjota, lainausmerkki, tarjous, lainataFinnish
  • deviser, coter, devis, citer, cotation, citationFrench
  • הצעת מחיר, לצטטHebrew
  • idézHungarian
  • citarIdo
  • vitna íIcelandic
  • 引用, 鉤括弧, 二重鉤括弧, 二重引用符, 「, 」, 『, 』Japanese
  • takitakiMāori
  • memetik kataMalay
  • hermetegn, anførselstegnNorwegian
  • aanhalingsteken, bestek, quoteren, citaat, prijsopgave, aanhalen, citerenDutch
  • hermeteiknNorwegian Nynorsk
  • sitat, sitereNorwegian
  • cytat, cudzysłów, wyceniać, cytowaćPolish
  • frase, citar, orçar, cotarPortuguese
  • цитата, кавычка, «, », ссылаться, котировка, давать расценку, кавычки, цитировать, предложение цены, назначенная цена, назначать ценуRussian
  • navod, citatSerbo-Croatian
  • citátSlovak
  • anbud, offert, citera, citat, citationstecken, offereraSwedish
  • కోట్Telugu
  • söz, vecize, alintiTurkish
  • 引用Chinese

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