Definition of "quote" [quote]

  • To repeat or copy the words of (another), usually with acknowledgment of the source. (verb-transitive)
  • To cite or refer to for illustration or proof. (verb-transitive)
  • To repeat a brief passage or excerpt from: The saxophonist quoted a Duke Ellington melody in his solo. (verb-transitive)
  • To state (a price) for securities, goods, or services. (verb-transitive)
  • To give a quotation, as from a book. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quote" in a sentence
  • "The version taught in the churches is “The story of Noah is true” and if you are a *** fingers making quote marks*** good Christian, *** end quote*** then you believe it to be true."
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  • "[quote]I’m surprised by the negativity, this sounds vastly more interesting than Wolverine and Wolverine Origins [\quote]"