- to repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, speech, or the like, as by way of authority, illustration, etc.
- to repeat words from (a book, author, etc.).
- to use a brief excerpt from: The composer quotes Beethoven's Fifth in his latest work.
- to cite, offer, or bring forward as evidence or support.
- to enclose (words) within quotation marks.
- to state (a price).
- to state the current price of.
- quote unquote, so called; so to speak; as it were: If you're a liberal, quote unquote, they're suspicious of you.
Origin of quote
Examples from the Web for quoted
The Independent, quoted the duo as saying “we have some offers but we cannot say anything at the moment.”Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)
January 3, 2015
The truest words at the funeral were those of young Jaden, as quoted by the governor.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos
December 28, 2014
“I have never felt guilty about that cop,” Hill was quoted saying.Cuba Protects America’s Most Wanted
December 18, 2014
“They would bend my head back, put a towel over my face and pour water over the towel,” Harrison was quoted as saying.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
“I could get people to die for me any day,” the L.A. Times quoted Masters saying at the rally.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
November 23, 2014
The book in which he did so is not named in the chapter just quoted, but in Numb.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
How much better the diagnosis of Madame Dacier, who is quoted by Lessing!The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
Old maids are quoted as thinking that it distracts the game.
"'A house that is divided against itself cannot stand,'" quoted Linda.
I just quoted a lot of things I had heard you say; and I did worse than that, Peter.
- to recite a quotation (from a book, play, poem, etc), esp as a means of illustrating or supporting a statement
- (tr) to put quotation marks round (a word, phrase, etc)
- stock exchange to state (a current market price) of (a security or commodity)
- an expression used parenthetically to indicate that the words that follow it form a quotationthe president said, quote, I shall not run for office in November, unquote
Word Origin and History for quoted
late 14c., coten, "to mark (a book) with chapter numbers or marginal references," from Old French coter, from Medieval Latin quotare "distinguish by numbers, number chapters," from Latin quotus "which in order? what number (in sequence)?," from quot "how many," from PIE *kwo-ti-, from pronomial root *kwo- (see who).
The sense development is via "to give as a reference, to cite as an authority" (1570s) to "to copy out or repeat exact words" (1670s). Modern spelling with qu- is from early 15c. The business sense of "to state the price of a commodity" (1866) revives the etymological meaning. Related: Quoted; quoting.
"a quotation," 1885, from quote (v.). From c.1600 as "a marginal reference." Quotes for "quotation marks" is from 1869.