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Definitions for quote
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quotation mark, quote, inverted commanoun
a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
quotation, quote, citationverb
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"
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.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To cite an authour or passage of an authour; to adduce by way of authority or illustration the words of another.
Etymology: quoter, Fr.
The second chapter to the Romans is here quoted only to paint the margent. John Whitgift.
St. Paul quotes one of their poets for this saying. Edward Stillingfleet.
He changed his mind, say the papers, and quote for it Melchior Adams and Hospinian. Francis Atterbury.
He quoted texts right upon our Saviour, though he expounded them wrong. Francis Atterbury.
He will, in the middle of a session, quote passages out of Plato and Pindar. Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies.
"Quote" is a clipped form of quotation or quotation mark.
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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?]
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
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
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quote' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2796
Rank popularity for the word 'quote' in Verbs Frequency: #444
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The numerical value of quote in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of quote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of quote in a Sentence
So if it takes 2 days to destroy Syria then it would take 1 hour for Tunisia and 28 minutes for Norway. Only China would stall us for 6 days. (On the quote of EU minister Egemen Bagis: "If we were so keen on war we could destroy Syria. Our military provess is capable of destroying Syria in a few hours")
Immortality. I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.
It's less than the figure they quote, but we'll cut Marco some slack since we know he has a penchant for not being able to add up expenses very well, we are very prepared for March and believe Jeb will be in a strong position at the end of February.
The next best thing to being witty one's self, is to be able to quote another's wit.
I’ve got one question for the ranking member. Ranking member Waters, in a 2008 hearing you said quote, ‘and guess what, this liberal will be all about? This liberal will be all about socializing – would be about basically taking over the government and the government running all of your companies’ end quote, simple question: Do you stand by that statement?
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- علامة اقتباس, استشهد, اقتباس, استشهاد, علامة تنصيص, سعرArabic
- 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
- vitna íIcelandic
- 引用, 鉤括弧, 二重鉤括弧, 二重引用符, 「, 」, 『, 』Japanese
- 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
- anbud, offert, citera, citat, citationstecken, offereraSwedish
- söz, vecize, alintiTurkish
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