Quote (?), 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.]


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.


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.


To notice; to observe; to examine.




To set down, as in writing.

[Obs.] "He's quoted for a most perfidious slave."


Syn. -- To cite; name; adduce; repeat. 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.


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Quote (?), n.

A note upon an author.




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