Meaning of quote
Pronunciation: (kwōt), [key]
— v., n. quot•ed, quot•ing,
- to repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, speech, or the like, as by way of authority, illustration, etc.
- to repeat words from (a book, author, etc.).
- to use a brief excerpt from: The composer quotes Beethoven's Fifth in his latest work.
- to cite, offer, or bring forward as evidence or support.
- to enclose (words) within quotation marks.
- to state (a price).
- to state the current price of.
- to make a quotation or quotations, as from a book or author.
- (used by a speaker to indicate the beginning of a quotation.)
- so called; so to speak; as it were: If you're a liberal, quote unquote, they're suspicious of you.
- a quotation.
- quote (Thesaurus)