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.
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.
VERB: V n
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.
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’.
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012