Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
  2. (noun, communication) a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
  3. (verb, communication) repeat a passage from
  4. (verb, communication) name the price of
  5. (verb, communication) refer to for illustration or proof
  6. (verb, communication) put quote marks around

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Origin of the word Quote

  1. late 14c., "to mark (a book) with chapter numbers or marginal references," from O.Fr. coter, from M.L. quotare "distinguish by numbers, number chapters," from L. quotus "which, what number (in sequence)," from quot "how many," related to quis "who." The sense development is via "to give as a reference, to cite as an authority" to "to copy out … more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Quote

qadi, qaeda, qat, qcd, qed, quad, quat, quest, quick study, quick-sighted, quick-witted, quickest, quickset, quid, quiddity, quiet, quietude, quit, quite, quite a, quito, quoit, quota

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