quote Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “quote” in the English Dictionary

"quote" in British English

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uk   /kwəʊt/  us   /kwoʊt/

quote verb (SAY)

C1 [I or T] to ​repeat the words that someone ​else has said or written: He's always quoting from the ​Bible. "If they're ​flexible, we're ​flexible", the ​official was quoted as saying. She ​worked, to quote her ​daughter, "as if there were no ​tomorrow". Can I quote you on that (= can I ​repeat to other ​people what you have just said)?C1 [T] If you quote a ​fact or ​example, you refer to it in ​order to ​addemphasis to what you are saying: [+ two objects] Quote me one ​organization that doesn't have some ​badmanagers.
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quote verb (GIVE PRICE)

C2 [T] to give a ​price, ​especially one that will be ​charged for doing a ​piece of ​work: The ​architect has quoted £90,000 to ​build a ​patio.


uk   /kwəʊt/  us   /kwoʊt/ informal

quote noun (PRICE)

C2 [C] the ​price that a ​person or ​company says they will ​charge to do a ​piece of ​work: I ​asked several ​companies to give me a quote for the ​buildingwork.

quote noun (SYMBOLS)

quotes [plural] the ​symbols “ ” or ‘ ’ that are put around a word or phrase to show that someone ​else has written or said it: Put the ​title of the ​article in quotes.
(Definition of quote from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quote" in American English

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 us   /kwoʊt/

quote verb (REPEAT WORDS)

[I/T] to ​repeat words that someone ​else has said or written: [T] She quoted him as saying he couldn’t ​care less. [I] He ​illustrated by quoting from Winston Churchill’s ​speech. [I/T] If you quote a ​fact or ​example, you refer to it to ​provideproof of something: [T] The ​judge quoted several ​cases to ​support his ​opinion.quote, unquote You say quote or quote, unquote to show you are ​repeating the words of someone ​else: He ​hailed the ​performance as, quote, an ​extraordinaryachievement. She moved to New York City ​knowing that that's where she had to ​live to, quote, unquote, make it in the ​musicworld.

quote verb (STATE A PRICE)

[T] to ​state a ​price or ​amount that something will ​cost: The roofer quoted $3000 to ​fix the ​roof.
(Definition of quote from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"quote" in Business English

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uk   us   /kwəʊt/
[I or T] COMMERCE to tell a ​customer how much a ​job, ​service, or ​product will ​cost: quote sb sth A ​lawfirm in Washington D.C. quoted me a ​fee of $25,000 to get the ​paperwork done.quote for sth Some ​insurers will ​evendecline to quote for new ​business if the ​home is in a ​riskyarea.
[T] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE to give the ​currentprice of a company's ​shares or of a ​currency: The old ​systemallowsmarketmakers 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 ​stockexchange so that its ​shares can be ​traded there: quote sth on sth The Footsie is an ​average of the ​shareprices of the biggest 100 ​companies quoted on the ​stockmarket.

quotenoun [C]

uk   us   /kwəʊt/ informal COMMERCE
a ​statement of how much a ​job, ​service, or ​product will ​cost: Most quotes are ​valid for a month. If you already have a UK ​medicalpolicy, ask for a quote for ​offshorecover.a quote for (doing) sth The quotes for the ​buildingworkvaried from $15,000 to $70,000.
(Definition of quote from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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