Definition of quote noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kwəʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kwoʊt//
    (rather informal)
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  1. 1= quotation (1) The essay was full of quotes.
  2. price
  3. 2= quotation (3) Their quote for the job was way too high.
  4. punctuation
  5. 3 quotes [plural] = quotation marks If you take text from other sources, place it in quotes.
  6. Word Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin quotare, from quot ‘how many’, or from medieval Latin quota. The original sense was ‘mark a book with numbers, or with marginal references’, later ‘give a reference by page or chapter’, hence ‘cite a text or person’ (late 16th cent.).Extra examples If you take text from other sources, place it in quotes. The quote of the week comes from Mae West. a direct quote from this morning’s paper a quote for the hire of the equipment a quote from Albert Einstein quotes taken from various lifestyle magazines The article included quotes from detectives who worked on the case. Theirs was the lowest quote, so we went with them. This quote comes from a poem by Robert Browning
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quote