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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Quote \Quote\ (kw[=o]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Quoting.] [OF. quoter, F. coter to letter, number, to quote, LL. quotare to divide into chapters and verses, fr. L. quotus. See Quota.] [Formerly written also cote.]

  1. 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.

  2. To cite a passage from; to name as the authority for a statement or an opinion; as, to quote Shakespeare.

  3. (Com.) To name the current price of.

  4. To notice; to observe; to examine. [Obs.]

  5. To set down, as in writing. [Obs.] ``He's quoted for a most perfidious slave.''

    Syn: To cite; name; adduce; repeat.

    Usage: Quote, Cite. To cite was originally to call into court as a witness, etc., and hence denotes bringing forward any thing or person as evidence. Quote usually signifies to reproduce another's words; it is also used to indicate an appeal to some one as an authority, without adducing his exact words.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English cote, fem. of cot (plural cotu) "small house, bedchamber, den" (see cottage). Applied to buildings for animals from early 15c.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A cottage or hut. 2 A small structure built to contain domesticated animals such as sheep, pigs or pigeons. Etymology 2

vb. (context obsolete English) To quote. Etymology 3

vb. To go side by side with; hence, to pass by; to outrun and get before.


n. a small shelter for domestic animals (as sheep or pigeons)


Cote may refer to:


Côté or Coté is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alain Côté (ice hockey b. 1957), (born 1957) Canadian ice hockey player
  • Alain Côté (ice hockey b. 1967), (born 1967) Canadian ice hockey player
  • Alcide Côté (1903–1955), Canadian politician and Postmaster General
  • David Côté (1915–1969), Canadian politician
  • Gérard Côté (1913–1993), Canadian marathon runner
  • Gisèle Côté-Harper (born 1942), Canadian lawyer and professor
  • Guy Côté (born 1965), Canadian politician
  • Héliodore Côté (born 1934), Canadian politician
  • Isabelle M. Côté, Canadian ecologist
  • Jacques Côté (born 1944), Canadian politician
  • Jean Côté (1867–1924), Canadian politician
  • Jean-Philippe Côté (born 1982), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Marc Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté (1869–1937), Canadian painter and sculptor
  • Michel Côté (born 1942), Canadian politician and member of the House of Commons
  • Michel Côté (MNA) (born 1937), Quebec politician and Member of the National Assembly
  • Michel Côté (actor) (born 1950), Canadian actor
  • Patrick Côté (fighter) (born 1980), Canadian mixed martial arts fighter
  • Patrick Côté (ice hockey) (born 1975), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Paul Côté (1944–2013), Canadian sailor
  • Pierre F. Côté (1927–2013), Canadian civil servant and lawyer
  • Sylvain Côté, Canadian NHL player
Cote (surname)

Cote is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Brandin Cote, Canadian NHL player
  • David Cote (disambiguation), several people
  • Denise Cote, a U.S. federal judge
  • Michael R. Cote, CEO of SecureWorks
  • Michael Richard Cote, Roman Catholic bishop in USA
  • Ray Cote, Canadian NHL player
  • Riley Cote, Canadian NHL player
  • Patrick Cote (fighter), Canadian mixed martial artist

Usage examples of "cote".

Parfois, il voyait un cierge allume et, quand il revenait la nuit a la maison, le flambeau marchait a son cote, sans que le vent agitat la flamme.

Chango mani cote Chango mani cote elle masa Chango arambsoni Chango ara mani cote.

Some of the birds remained in their cotes - Roba had fed them every morning before he ran away.

Naurouse, ne se derangea pas et elle attendit que Savine vint a elle, sans lever les yeux, sans les tourner de son cote, toujours souriante et attentive a ce que Roger lui disait.

Elles sont parfois geminees, et deux meres sont assises cote a cote, tenant chacune un enfant.

Magister Vergier asked, his fringe of graying hair in disarray, his cote hastily thrown on and not yet belted.

Chango mani cote Chango mani cote elle masa Chango arambsoni Chango ara mani cote.

At an almost subliminal level, a soft musical refrain had begun, a chanting sound that whispered in her ears: Chango mani rote Chango mani cote olle Larry Niven and Steven Barnes 159 She tapped at the earpiece of her Virtual set.

Chango mani cote Chango mani cote elle masa Chango arambsoni Chango Ara Baricote .

Bade pour se faire presenter a la comtesse, et bientot on le vit partout aux cotes de la belle Corysandre.

Mog Wiley out to the cotes with kitchen scraps, and Jenna Walker, who now acted as foster mother to the rescued child, would not hear a bad word said against them.

Caux, a droite la baie de la Somme, puis les cotes basses de Picardie, et, tout en face, la haute mer.

Templars did not wear their famous red-and-white battle cotes over their mail, but were distinguished only with their Pegasus badges.

Rainaut tugged at the black-and-white cote that identified him as a Knight Hospitaler of Saint John.

As confused as he was relieved, Rainaut gave over his burden to the priest and two men in the black-and-white cote of the Knights Hospitaler of Saint John, Jerusalem.