Definitions for: Quote


[n] a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
[n] a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
[v] put quote marks around; "Here the author is quoting his colleague"
[v] repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her"
[v] refer to for illustration or proof; "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"
[v] name the price of; "quote prices for cars"



Webster (1913) Definition: Quote, 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.

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

3. (Com.) To name the current price of.

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

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

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.


Quote, n.
A note upon an author. [Obs.] --Cotgrave.

Synonyms: citation, cite, inverted comma, quotation, quotation mark

See Also: advert, bring up, double quotes, epigraph, excerpt, extract, give, ingeminate, iterate, mark, mention, mimesis, misquotation, misquote, name, punctuate, punctuation, punctuation mark, refer, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell, scare quote, selection, single quote, underquote

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Famous Quotes Containing Quote:


I regard Christian and Jewish fundamentalism, and all other forms of fundamentalism, as the enemies of God - and I hope you'll quote me on that.

-- Arthur Hertzberg (Polish Theologian)

So you can say whatever you want and quote me however you want about politics and make the next payday, and that's fine because I'm making that deal with you, but just mention the movie along the way, OK?

-- James Woods (American Actor)

Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.

-- Edward Young (English Poet)

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

-- W. Somerset Maugham (British Playwright)

Often times I'm confronted with a quote that I don't remember saying. So, on one hand it's very flattering, it is just so surreal.

-- Will Ferrell (American Comedian)

In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.

-- John Selden (English Statesman)

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.

-- Robert Benchley (American Comedian)

Shake was a dramatist of note; He lived by writing things to quote.

-- H. C. Bunner (American Journalist)

The greatest men, you can quote for everything.

-- John Acton (English Historian)

My first quote was, I don't want to hurt God's people. Jim Bakker's quote was, I was set up by a female.

-- Jessica Hahn (American Celebrity)

Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.

-- Groucho Marx (American Comedian)

I always love to quote Albert Einstein because nobody dares contradict him.

-- Studs Terkel (American Journalist)

The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom.

-- Michael Lewis ( -)

We had literary references, so we knew what we were talking about. We could quote things, talk about books we'd read; you can say something, you don't have to explain it.

-- Kevin Ayers (English Composer)

It's just a way of trying to get to a third thing that's not particular to any quote-unquote genre. It's been great for me; it's really opened me up and gotten me to use that part of my imagination. It's very scary in a lot of ways, and just as exciting.

-- Charlie Hunter (American Musician)

I have never seen any such quote anyplace, anywhere.

-- Sean Hannity (American Writer)

We have a country that wants to believe it is the best in everything, but until all of us embrace the idea that health care should be a right, not a privilege, our system cannot be glibly described as, quote, 'the best in the world.'

-- Tim Johnson (American Politician)

We need to have the social investments by which to quote unquote distribute some of that wealth.

-- Mike Lowry (American Politician)

There are a lot of editorials that have nothing to do with anything like that. But I was just thinking of that sense of prose as being very responsible and perceptive, thoughtful, intimate, and contriving a quote statement.

-- Robert Creeley (American Poet)

And this administration and this House leadership have said, quote-unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill. And now they've gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots.

-- Eric Massa (American Politician)

A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue.

-- William F. DeVault (American Poet)

I often quote Ronald Reagan, who is pretty close to my favorite President ever, I will have to say that, but one of my favorite remarks he ever made was that when you look at Federal programs, there is nothing so close to eternal life on Earth as a Federal Government program.

-- Marsha Blackburn (American Politician)

It was a show where you were given a quote out of current events and you had to identify who said it. I was reading eight newspapers a day and had compiled a file of about 300 quotes. I really had to do my research. The White House press didn't have to bone up on any of it.

-- June Lockhart (American Actress)

Some people stay in the academic world just to avoid becoming self-aware. You can quote me on that.

-- Michael McKean (American Actor)

I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.

-- Cliff Fadiman (American Author)

Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau's example.

-- Arthur Conan Doyle (British Writer)

Poetry seems to sink into us the way prose doesn't. I can still quote verses I learned when I was very young, but I have trouble remembering one line of a novel I just finished reading.

-- Jack Prelutsky (American Poet)

In a prime-time address, President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That's right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and whatever it is I have.

-- Conan O'Brien (American Entertainer)

I went to my son's graduation this weekend, and I heard a great quote I've never heard before from Albert Einstein. It was that the greatest danger to the world is not the bad people but it's the good people who don't speak out.

-- Hamilton Jordan (American Civil Servant)

Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.

-- Christian Nestell Bovee (American Author)

Obama likes to quote great men but will never be a great man himself. I can't stand it when our leader goes around apologizing for who we are.

-- Joe Wurzelbacher ( -)

I would like to have you quote me, Erich von Stroheim, as having said on this day of this month of this year this one thing: you Americans are living on baby food.

-- Erich von Stroheim (Austrian Actor)

Shakespeare was a dramatist of note who lived by writing things to quote.

-- H. C. Bunner (American Journalist)

What happens often - although I'm not particularly a victim of this sort of thing - is that somebody will make a quote, or invent a remark and it gets printed, ends up on the 'net and it becomes currency. And some of them are so bizarre!

-- Robert Palmer (British Musician)


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