Meaning of QUOTE in English


[quote] vb quot.ed ; [ML quotare to mark the number of, number references, fr. L quotus of what number or quantity, fr. quot how many, (as) many as; akin to L qui who--more at who] vt (1582) 1 a: to speak or write (a passage) from another usu. with credit acknowledgment b: to repeat a passage from esp. in substantiation or illustration

2: to cite in illustration "~ cases" 3 a: to state (the current price or bid-offer spread) for a commodity, stock, or bond b: to give exact information on

4: to set off by quotation marks ~ vi: to inform a hearer or reader that matter following is quoted -- n

[2]quote n (1888) 1: quotation

2: quotation mark--often used orally to indicate the beginning of a direct quotation

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