verb (used with object), quot·ed, quot·ing.
- to state (a price).
- to state the current price of.
verb (used without object), quot·ed, quot·ing.
Origin of quote
Examples from the Web for quoted
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of quoted
The impressions of one of his most intimate friends, as conveyed at the time by letter, may fitly be quoted here.
The following typical case of partial stupor is quoted as an example of delusions appearing only during the onset.Benign Stupors
Part of this letter (5th sentence to 8th) is quoted by Empson, Edinb.
The specific "Additional Instructions" quoted by Rodney appear not to have been found.
I have quoted only part of the passage of Scripture in which these words occur.Westminster Sermons
Word Origin for quote
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.