Quote meaning

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A quotation.
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To reproduce or repeat a passage from or statement of.

To quote Chaucer.

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(commerce) To state (a price) or state the price of (something)
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A quotation mark.
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I shall quote.
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(printing) To enclose in quotation marks.
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To make a quotation, as from a book or author.
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A firm offer to buy or sell a certain security at a specific time. Quotes are given for the price at which the market maker is willing to buy or sell the security. The quote may be given in the form “$45 to $45.10,” which means that the best bid price is $45 (the highest price that buyer is willing to pay is $45) while the best offer price (the lowest price that a seller will sell for) is $45.10.
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To repeat someone's exact words.
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To prepare a summary of work to be done and set a price.
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(Commerce) To name the current price, notably of a financial security.
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(intransitive) To indicate verbally or by equivalent means the start of a quotation.
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(archaic) To observe, to take account of.
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A quotation, statement attributed to someone else.
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A quotation mark.
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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.

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Quote is defined as to reproduce or repeat something written or spoken by someone else.

An example of quote is a student reciting Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech at an MLK Day festival.

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To repeat a brief passage or excerpt from.

The saxophonist quoted a Duke Ellington melody in his solo.

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To state (a price) for securities, goods, or services.
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To give a quotation, as from a book.
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Used by a speaker to indicate the beginning of a direct quotation.

“He paused and said, quote, I don't care, unquote.”

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A dictum; a saying.
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To reproduce or repeat (a passage from a book, a statement, etc.)
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To refer to as authority or an example; cite.
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Origin of quote

  • Middle English coten to mark a book with numbers or marginal references from Old French coter from Medieval Latin quotāre to number chapters from Latin quotus of what number from quot how many kwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Recorded since 1387 “to mark (a book) with chapter numbers or marginal references", from Old French coter, from Medieval Latin quotare (“to distinguish by numbers, number chapters"), itself from Latin quotus (“which, what number (in sequence)"), from quot (“how many") and 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.

    From Wiktionary