Quote v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Quoting.] [Formerly written also cote.]
1. To cite, as a passage from some author; to name, repeat, or adduce, as a passage from an author or speaker, by way of authority or illustration; as, to quote a passage from Homer.
2. To cite a passage from; to name as the authority for a statement or an opinion; as, to quote Shakespeare.
3. Com. To name the current price of.
4. To notice; to observe; to examine. [Obs.]
5. To set down, as in writing. [Obs.] “He's quoted for a most perfidious slave.”
Syn: -- To cite; name; adduce; repeat.
Usage: Quote, Cite. To cite was originally to call into court as a witness, etc., and hence denotes bringing forward any thing or person as evidence. Quote usually signifies to reproduce another's words; it is also used to indicate an appeal to some one as an authority, without adducing his exact words.