Quote

What is Quote ?

Quote is (noun) 1. a quotation I need some good quotes from his speech to put into my report. 2. a statement of the cost of work to be done We asked for quotes for refitting the kitchen. In the end, we accepted the lowest quote. (verb) 1. to use a particular number to refer to something In reply please quote this number. He replied, quoting the number of the invoice. 2. to repeat what someone has said or written He started his speech by quoting lines from Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. can I quote you on that? can I repeat what you have just said? I think the fee will be £15,000, but don’t quote me on that. 3. to show the beginning of a quotation when speaking He didn’t come to the office because he had, quote, ‘hurt his back’. 4. to give a statement showing the cost for work to be done He quoted £10,000 for the job. Their prices are always quoted in dollars.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level