quote1 W3S2 [kwəut US kwout] v
[Date: 1300-1400; : Medieval Latin; Origin: quotare, from Latin quot 'how many']
1.) [I and T]
to repeat exactly what someone else has said or written
quote from
She quoted from a newspaper article.
He quoted a short passage from the Bible.
A military spokesman was quoted as saying that the border area is now safe.
quote sb on sth
Can I quote you on that?
2.) [T]
to give a piece of information that is written down somewhere
You can order by phoning our hotline and quoting your credit card number.
He quoted a figure of 220 deaths each year from accidents in the home.
3.) [T]
to give something as an example to support what you are saying
= ↑cite
Mr Jackson quoted the case of an elderly man who had been evicted from his home.
quote sth as sth
He quoted the example of France as a country with an excellent rail service.
The nurses' union was quoted as an example of a responsible trade union.
4.) [T]
to tell a customer the price you will charge them for a service or product
They quoted a price of £15,000.
quote sth for sth
The firm originally quoted £6,000 for the whole job.
5.) [T]
to give the price of a share or ↑currency
The pound was quoted this morning at just under $1.46.
The company is now quoted on the stock exchange (=people can buy and sell shares in it) .
6.) (I) quote
spoken used when you are going to repeat what someone else has said, to emphasize that it is exactly the way they said it
The minister said, quote: 'There will be no more tax increases this year.'
7.) Quote ... unquote
spoken used at the beginning and end of a word or phrase that someone else has said or written, to emphasize that you are repeating it exactly
quote 2
quote2 S2 n
1.) a sentence or phrase from a book, speech etc which you repeat in a speech or piece of writing because it is interesting or amusing
= ↑quotation quote from
a quote from the minister's speech
2.) in quotes
words that are in quotes are written with ↑quotation marks around them to show that someone said those words
3.) a statement of how much it will probably cost to build or repair something
Always get a quote before proceeding with repair work.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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