Definition of “quote” - English Dictionary

“quote” in British English

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quoteverb

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 add emphasis to what you are saying:

[ + two objects ] Quote me one organization that doesn't have some bad managers.

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quotenoun

uk /kwəʊt/ us /kwoʊt/ informal

(Definition of “quote” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“quote” in American English

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quoteverb

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 provide proof 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:

She moved to New York City knowing that that's where she had to live to, quote, unquote, make it in the music world.

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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quoteverb

uk /kwəʊt/ us

[ 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.
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quotenoun [ C ]

uk /kwəʊt/ us 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 medical policy, ask for a quote for offshore cover.
a quote for (doing) sth The quotes for the building work varied from $15,000 to $70,000.

(Definition of “quote” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)