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.
- quotation mark,
- quotation marks,
- quoted company,
Origin of quote
Examples from the Web for quoter
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.Familiar Quotations|John Bartlett
Had he been a quoter of Scripture his chosen text might have been, "Am I my brother's keeper?"The Roof Tree|Charles Neville Buck
Like Suger, Peter the Venerable was a quoter of the classics, and a literary man.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
A quoter is either ostentatious of his acquirements, or doubtful of his cause.Why we should read|S. P. B. Mais
A quoter is either ostentatious of his acquirements or doubtful of his cause.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
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.