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QUOTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quote mean? 

QUOTE (noun)
  The noun QUOTE has 2 senses:

1. a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
2. a passage or expression that is quoted or cited

  Familiarity information: QUOTE used as a noun is rare.


QUOTE (verb)
  The verb QUOTE has 4 senses:

1. repeat a passage from
2. name the price of
3. refer to for illustration or proof
4. put quote marks around

  Familiarity information: QUOTE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUOTE (noun)


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Meaning:

A punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

inverted comma; quotation mark; quote

Hypernyms ("quote" is a kind of...):

punctuation; punctuation mark (the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "quote"):

single quote (a single quotation mark)

double quotes (a pair of quotation marks)

scare quote (the use of quotation marks to indicate that it is not the authors preferred terminology)


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Meaning:

A passage or expression that is quoted or cited

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

quotation; quote; citation

Hypernyms ("quote" is a kind of...):

excerpt; excerption; extract; selection (a passage selected from a larger work)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "quote"):

epigraph (a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing)

mimesis (the representation of another person's words in a speech)

misquotation; misquote (an incorrect quotation)


QUOTE (verb)


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Meaning:

Repeat a passage from

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

quote; cite

Context example:

He quoted the Bible to her

Hypernyms (to "quote" is one way to...):

ingeminate; iterate; reiterate; repeat; restate; retell (to say, state, or perform again)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "quote"):

misquote (quote incorrectly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Sentence examples:

The parents quote a French poem to the children
The parents quote the children a French poem


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Meaning:

Name the price of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

quote prices for cars

Hypernyms (to "quote" is one way to...):

give (convey or reveal information)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "quote"):

underquote (quote a price lower than that quoted by (another seller))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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Meaning:

Refer to for illustration or proof

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

quote; cite

Context example:

He said he could quote several instances of this behavior

Hypernyms (to "quote" is one way to...):

advert; bring up; cite; mention; name; refer (make reference to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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Meaning:

Put quote marks around

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

Here the author is quoting his colleague

Hypernyms (to "quote" is one way to...):

mark; punctuate (insert punctuation marks into)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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