Main Entry: 1quote
Pronunciation: \ˈkwōt also ˈkōt\
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): quot·ed; quot·ing
Etymology: Medieval Latin quotare to mark the number of, number references, from Latin quotus of what number or quantity, from quot how many, (as) many as; akin to Latin qui who — more at who
Date: 1582

transitive verb 1 a : to speak or write (a passage) from another usually with credit acknowledgment b : to repeat a passage from especially in substantiation or illustration c : borrow 2a <quoting the motifs of past artists>
2 : to cite in illustration <quote a similar case>
3 a : to state (the current price or bid-offer spread) for a commodity, stock, or bond b : to give exact information on
4 : to set off by quotation marksintransitive verb : to inform a hearer or reader that matter following is quoted

quot·er noun


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