Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “quote”

See all translations

quote

verb
 
 
/kwəʊt/
[I or T] COMMERCE to tell a customer how much a job, service, or product will cost: quote sb sth A law firm in Washington D.C. quoted me a fee of $25,000 to get the paperwork done.quote for sth Some insurers will even decline to quote for new business if the home is in a risky area.
[T] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE to give the current price of a company's shares or of a currency: The old system allows market makers to quote prices at which they will buy and sell large blocks of shares through all conditions.quote sth at $1.50/£2.25/75p, etc. The British pound was quoted at $1.5117, down from $1.5135 in New York.
[T] UK STOCK MARKET to record a company's name on a stock exchange so that its shares can be traded there: quote sth on sth The Footsie is an average of the share prices of the biggest 100 companies quoted on the stock market. →  Compare list verb
(Definition of quote verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of quote?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “quote” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More