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Meaning & Definition of Quote in English

English

Quote

/kwoʊt/

noun

1. A punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else

    synonym:
  • quotation mark
  • ,
  • quote
  • ,
  • inverted comma

2. A passage or expression that is quoted or cited

    synonym:
  • quotation
  • ,
  • quote
  • ,
  • citation

verb

1. Repeat a passage from

  • "He quoted the bible to her"
    synonym:
  • quote
  • ,
  • cite

2. Name the price of

  • "Quote prices for cars"
    synonym:
  • quote

3. Refer to for illustration or proof

  • "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"
    synonym:
  • quote
  • ,
  • cite

4. Put quote marks around

  • "Here the author is quoting his colleague"
    synonym:
  • quote

Examples of using

I don't know how to translate this quote.
Each part of the book starts with a quote taken from the life of the author: a passage from a book, a question asked to a stranger on the road, something shouted by a girlfriend.
What's your favorite Mark Twain quote?