Find the word definition

Crossword clues for quote

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
air quote
oft-repeated/quoted etc
▪ oft-repeated advice
verbatim account/quote/report etc
▪ a verbatim account of our conversation
▪ He quotes the example of diversifying sources of supply.
▪ We all quote more memorable examples.
▪ One can, therefore, quote only examples of this range, and two are given below.
▪ The experience of Maydown Precision Engineering in Derry was quoted as an example of trade unions being relevant in fighting unemployment.
▪ When she quoted a figure that was lower than usual the caller immediately fixed an appointment.
▪ Ministers should argue the figures with the Duke of Edinburgh - I am quoting figures from the Rowntree report.
▪ The government likes to quote a figure of $ 3 billion for the foreign investment it has attracted.
▪ I didn't actually read it, but a friend of mine quoted the figure of 1 million.
▪ Unfortunately, he double counts in quoting a figure of £44 million - Sir Peter Emery Over four years.
▪ I will quote some specific figures that give credibility to amendment No. 7.
▪ I can quote a final figure to the hon. Gentleman, as he enjoys my quoting figures.
▪ These breeding season data suggest a marked decrease since 1938, when Walpole-Bond quoted a figure of 500 pairs for south-west Sussex.
▪ Ministers should argue the figures with the Duke of Edinburgh - I am quoting figures from the Rowntree report.
▪ I will quote some specific figures that give credibility to amendment No. 7.
▪ I can quote some of the figures on the cuts in regional selective assistance in the period in question.
▪ It is only in order to quote a Minister.
▪ There are exceptions, of course; anyone can quote the names of a few specialists who have attained local or even national eminence.
▪ A longtime airline pilot, who did not want to be quoted by name, said weather conditions were ripe for icing.
▪ I never knew his name; if I wanted to quote him by name, I would have to get permission.
▪ Please quote name, delivery address, telephone number and preferred delivery date.
▪ The Standard published competition results and golf scores in detail throughout the season, quoting names and gross scores without blushing.
▪ An easy way to impress novices is by quoting the latin names of various sea creatures.
▪ I therefore asked Eliot if I might quote his name as a reference.
▪ Now they can quote the numbers to prove it.
▪ Please contact Charles Cliffe directly quoting your membership number at.
▪ Please always quote the reference number shown on your confirmation account, and the departure date.
▪ Several reports have quoted numbers of affected and unaffected relatives of Crohn's disease patients, including twins.
▪ Alternatively, you can telephone your order, quoting a credit card number.
▪ Please quote the post reference number.
▪ When making your booking, please quote your subscription number to qualify for the discount.
▪ I have quoted the passage from which the phrase comes, showing how Wells was painfully aware of our duality.
▪ Critics of Darwin who quote that passage with which I started do not usually run it on.
▪ Why did he not quote the decisive passages which they contained?
▪ But an estimator can call at the customer's home, take measurements and quote a price.
▪ Spreads in the investment-grade market were quoted unchanged and junk-bond prices were flat, traders said.
▪ In quoting a price we have to work out everything needed to teach students.
▪ The company quotes a target retail price of £300.
▪ If he was willing to part with stock as well, the market-maker would quote a two-way price.
▪ He would sometimes ask the runner directly, before quoting a price.
▪ In practice, managers usually quote prices somewhere in that band, with a dealing spread of about 6 or 7 percent.
▪ Banks quote spot rates against the dollar.
▪ The average quoted turnover rate still hovers at 10 percent in spite of worker bonuses, free healthcare and rides to work.
▪ To make these figures seem less alarming, banks prefer to quote rates on a monthly basis.
▪ To place your order by telephone, call anytime, including weekends quoting reference no: 41-A-ROB.
▪ Please always quote the reference number shown on your confirmation account, and the departure date.
▪ Please quote the post reference number.
▪ Planning and producing written work, quoting sources, checking: these too are often daunting tasks for the student.
▪ The Indianapolis Star-News quoted an unidentified source who confirmed the Cardinals had called.
▪ But the Associated Press quoted convention sources as saying Pataki balked at his assigned topic, immigration.
▪ The Washington Post, quoting unidentified sources, reported Tuesday that Johnson might be willing to admit he made a mistake.
▪ A woman who reads her Bible, can quote chapter and Verse in any given situation.
▪ He just quoted the verses, smiled, and said they would bring him great success.
give/quote sb chapter and verse
▪ She can give him chapter and verse on Finance Acts and other current legislation, and is rigorous in keeping up to date.
take/quote sth out of context
▪ Jennings accused the program of quoting him out of context.
▪ By confusing unrelated issues and taking information out of context, you do readers a great disservice.
▪ This has been taken completely out of context.
▪ Dr. Morse quoted three successful cases in which the drug was used.
▪ He was always quoting clever sayings from Oscar Wilde's plays.
▪ I don't think the company is doing very well, but don't quote me on that.
▪ If you call the hotel directly, you may get a rate lower than those quoted by travel agents.
▪ To quote from the report: "6000 children die each day from curable diseases."
▪ A woman who reads her Bible, can quote chapter and Verse in any given situation.
▪ Against the yen, the dollar was last quoted at 78. 94 from 78. 49 yesterday.
▪ But the man didn't quote Scripture, just drifted away.
▪ He remembers a line Mariah used to quote from a poem by Pablo Neruda.
▪ In his charming and informative book on Dada, Hans Richter quotes Hausmann on the meaning of photomontage.
▪ It would be unfair to make too many demands of the statements I have quoted.
▪ The text, quoted in the epigraph to this chapter, foresees the reestablishment of a renewed and glorious Jerusalem.
▪ This free software uses the Internet to deliver a stream of news, stock quotes and other information right to your desktop.
▪ These include a stock quote query, which asks you for a ticker symbol and then tells you to wait.
▪ Navigator 2. 0 lets businesses publish a variety information, including catalogs or live stock quotes.
take/quote sth out of context
▪ Jennings accused the program of quoting him out of context.
▪ By confusing unrelated issues and taking information out of context, you do readers a great disservice.
▪ This has been taken completely out of context.
▪ Currently, traders' names are displayed on Nasdaq quotes but not on Instinet screens.
▪ Order-driven trading is different from the traditional market-making system, which has a middleman providing quotes.
▪ Tax collector turned apostle; he wrote the first Gospel between 60 and 90, which contains quotes from the Old Testament.
▪ The Court held that he need not state expressly that his quote was a fair quote.
▪ They then gave me a quote.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Quote \Quote\ (kw[=o]t), n. A note upon an author. [Obs.]


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

late 14c., coten, "to mark (a book) with chapter numbers or marginal references," from Old French coter, from Medieval Latin quotare "distinguish by numbers, number chapters," from Latin quotus "which in order? what number (in sequence)?," from quot "how many," from PIE *kwo-ti-, from pronomial root *kwo- (see who).\n

\nThe sense development is via "to give as a reference, to cite as an authority" (1570s) to "to copy out or repeat exact words" (1670s). Modern spelling with qu- is from early 15c. The business sense of "to state the price of a commodity" (1866) revives the etymological meaning. Related: Quoted; quoting.


"a quotation," 1885, from quote (v.). From c.1600 as "a marginal reference." Quotes for "quotation marks" is from 1869.


n. 1 A quotation, statement attributed to someone else. 2 A quotation mark. 3 A summary of work to be done with a set price. 4 A price set for a financial security or commodity. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To repeat someone’s exact words. 2 (context transitive English) To prepare a summary of work to be done and set a price. 3 (context Commerce transitive English) To name the current price, notably of a financial security. 4 (context intransitive English) To indicate verbally or by equivalent means the start of a quotation. 5 (context archaic English) To observe, to take account of.

  1. n. a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else [syn: quotation mark, inverted comma]

  2. a passage or expression that is quoted or cited [syn: quotation, citation]

  1. v. repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her" [syn: cite]

  2. name the price of; "quote prices for cars"

  3. refer to for illustration or proof; "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior" [syn: cite]

  4. put quote marks around; "Here the author is quoting his colleague"


Quotation is the repetition of someone else's statement or thoughts. Quotation marks are punctuation marks used in text to indicate a quotation. Both of these words are sometimes abbreviated as "quote(s)".

Quote may also refer to: __NOTOC__

Quote (magazine)

Quote (from the term for stock price), first published in November 1986, is a Dutch magazine which is most notable for making the Quote 500, a list of the 500 wealthiest people Netherlands with their financial position, similar to the list produced by Forbes.

Quote is published monthly and provides information about the business, money, career, networks and life at the top. In December 1999, the magazine was named " Magazine of the Year" by the Dutch Publishers' Association. The editorial office is based in Amsterdam. Quote was sold by the founder Maarten van den Biggelaar and two friends to Hachette Filipacchi Médias (HFM) on July 21, 2006. Editor Jort Kelder then stepped down April 2007 after more than thirteen years.

In November 2002, Quote published the first picture of real estate magnate Willem Endstra and ex- Heinekenontvoerder Willem Holleeder who were sitting on a bench outside the office of Endstra in South Amsterdam. Endstra, who had always denied his links with the underworld, filed a summary proceedings in which he demanded that Quote be withdrawn from the market. He said he feared for his safety. Initially, his claim was upheld, but a few days later it was decided differently in a second procedure.

In November 2003, the editor of Quote was shot, and the culprit was never found. A few days earlier, the home of Van den Biggelaar was shot as well. On 1 November 2011, Mirjam van den Broeke succeeded Sjoerd van Stokkum as the new editor. Former editor Jort Kelder temporarily return to the business magazine as advisor to the new editor.

Usage examples of "quote".

My illustrious friend still continuing to sound in my ears the imperious duty to which I was called, of making away with my sinful relations, and quoting many parallel actions out of the Scriptures, and the writings of the holy fathers, of the pleasure the Lord took in such as executed his vengeance on the wicked, I was obliged to acquiesce in his measures, though with certain limitations.

Wherefore in the passage quoted we are to understand the prohibition to adore those images which the Gentiles made for the purpose of venerating their own gods, i.

For example, if your advertisement is for a boat polish, your quoted source should have a substantial background in boating.

It was a place to quote Alastor in, and nothing but a bad memory prevented my affrighting the oaks and rills with declamation.

Kuangfu, although I would not like to be quoted in the presence of the Ancestress because the slightest mistake can mean instant decapitation.

Chomel quotes the case of a very apathic old soldier, whose skin, without any appreciable cause, became as brown as that of a negro in some parts, and a yellowish-brown in others.

The quoting of an aphorism, like the angry barking of a dog or the smell of overcooked broccoli, rarely indicates that something helpful is about to happen.

For first quote, see NEADS audio file, Identification Technician position, channel 5, 9:35:50.

The king, whose knowledge of literature was extensive, began to tell anecdotes of classical writers, quoting manuscript authorities which reduced me to silence, and which were possibly invented by him.

I opened it, and as I had been reading it the evening before I soon found the place I wanted, and giving it to him begged him to satisfy himself that I had quoted not readily but exactly.

It has availed itself of these great examples to such good purpose that the average of reputable verse written to-day is more instinct with feeling, more vitalised with thought, more satisfying in expression, than much which is studied and belauded and quoted because it was written a century or two ago.

On Resurrection Day we all woke on Riverworld, naked and bookless, and I have no good way to quote myself.

Eve Arnold is quoted as saying Capa had charm and grace and a lightness, that when he came into a room it was as if a light had been turned on.

You are aware, since you sent her, that Carol Endermann spent the last weekend in Centennial advising me of your gratification that the work was going so well and of your disappointment that I was sending you too few scintillating quotes and summary generalizations.

Plus qa change, plus cest la meme chose, she quoted silently to herself.