Meaning of QUOTE in English


(~s, quoting, ~d)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


If you ~ someone as saying something, you repeat what they have written or said.

He ~d Mr Polay as saying that peace negotiations were already underway...

She ~d a great line from a book by Romain Gary...

I gave the letter to our local press and they ~d from it.

VERB: V n as -ing, V n, V from n


A ~ from a book, poem, play, or speech is a passage or phrase from it.

The article starts with a ~ from an unnamed member of the Cabinet.

= quotation

N-COUNT: oft N from n


If you ~ something such as a law or a fact, you state it because it supports what you are saying.

Mr Meacher ~d statistics saying that the standard of living of the poorest people had fallen.



If someone ~s a price for doing something, they say how much money they would charge you for a service they are offering or a for a job that you want them to do.

A travel agent ~d her ?160 for a flight from Bristol to Palma...

He ~d a price for the repairs.

VERB: V n n, V n


A ~ for a piece of work is the price that someone says they will charge you to do the work.

Always get a written ~ for any repairs needed.

= quotation



If a company’s shares, a substance, or a currency is ~d at a particular price, that is its current market price. (BUSINESS)

In early trading in Hong Kong yesterday, gold was ~d at $368.20 an ounce...

Heron is a private company and is not ~d on the Stock Market.

V-PASSIVE: be V-ed at amount, be V-ed on n


Quotes are the same as quotation marks . (INFORMAL)

The word ‘remembered’ is in ~s.



You can say ‘~’ to show that you are about to ~ someone’s words. (SPOKEN)

He predicts they will have, ~, ‘an awful lot of explaining to do’.


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