1. [ verb ] repeat a passage from
Synonyms: cite

"He quoted the Bible to her

Related terms: repeat misquote reference quotation citation quotation
2. [ noun ] a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
Synonyms: inverted_comma quotation_mark
Related terms: punctuation scare_quote double_quotes single_quote
3. [ verb ] (business) name the price of

"quote prices for cars"

Related terms: give underquote quotation
4. [ verb ] (writing) refer to for illustration or proof
Synonyms: cite reference

"He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"

Related terms: write mention writing citation reference
5. [ verb ] (grammar) put quote marks around

"Here the author is quoting his colleague"

Related terms: punctuate quotation_mark
6. [ noun ] (fine art,writing) a passage or expression that is quoted
Synonyms: quotation citation
Related terms: excerpt epigraph mimesis misquotation mention reference
Similar spelling:   quite