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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quote \Quote\ (kw[=o]t), verb (used with an object) [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.] --Shak.

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

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

quote

noun

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

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

verb

1: repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her" [syn: {quote}, {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: {quote}, {cite}]

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


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