quote

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verb (used with object), quot·ed, quot·ing.

verb (used without object), quot·ed, quot·ing.

to make a quotation or quotations, as from a book or author.
(used by a speaker to indicate the beginning of a quotation.)

noun

Idioms

    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

1350–1400; 1880–85 for def 9; Middle English coten, quoten (< Old French coter) < Medieval Latin quotāre to divide into chapters and verses, derivative of Latin quot how many
Related forms
Can be confusedquotation quote
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British Dictionary definitions for quote-unquote (1 of 2)

quote-unquote


interjection

an expression used before or part before and part after a quotation to identify it as such, and sometimes to dissociate the writer or speaker from it

British Dictionary definitions for quote-unquote (2 of 2)

quote

/ (kwəʊt) /

verb

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)

noun

(often plural) an informal word for quotation mark put it in quotes

interjection

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 for quote

C14: from Medieval Latin quotāre to assign reference numbers to passages, from Latin quot how many
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