Quoting
Quote Quote (kw[=o]t), v. t. [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. [1913 Webster]

2. To cite a passage from; to name as the authority for a statement or an opinion; as, to quote Shakespeare. [1913 Webster]

3. (Com.) To name the current price of. [1913 Webster]

4. To notice; to observe; to examine. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To set down, as in writing. [Obs.] ``He's quoted for a most perfidious slave.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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