quote / quotation


quote / quotation
   Quote is a verb meaning "to state the exact words someone else said": The pastor quoted scripture from the Bible or Carmen quoted a famous psychologist in complaining to the boss.
   A quotation is the actual statement being quoted: Gretchen read a quotation every day.

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  • quote / quotation —    Quote is a verb meaning to state the exact words someone else said : The pastor quoted scripture from the Bible or Carmen quoted a famous psychologist in complaining to the boss.    A quotation is the actual statement being quoted: Gretchen… …   Confused words

  • quotation — quo|ta|tion [kwəuˈteıʃən US kwou ] n 1.) a sentence or phrase from a book, speech etc which you repeat in a speech or piece of writing because it is interesting or amusing = ↑quote quotation from ▪ a quotation from the Bible ▪ The following… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Quotation mark, non-English usage — Quotation marks, also called quotes, speech marks or inverted commas, are punctuation marks used in pairs to set off speech, a quotation, or a phrase. The pair consists of an opening quotation mark and a closing quotation mark, which may or may… …   Wikipedia

  • Quote mining — is the practice of purposely compiling frequently misleading quotes from large volumes of literature or speech.cite book | last = Forrest | first = Barbara | authorlink = Barbara Forrest | coauthors = Paul R. Gross | title = Creationism s Trojan… …   Wikipedia

  • quote — [kwōt] vt. quoted, quoting [altered (infl. by L) < ME coten < ML quotare, to mark the number of, divide into chapters < L quotus, of what number < IE * kwoti , how many < interrogative base * kwo > WHO] 1. to reproduce or repeat …   English World dictionary

  • quotation — / quote [n1] repetition of something spoken or written by someone citation, citing, cutting, excerpt, extract, passage, quote, recitation, reference, saying, selection; concepts 274,278 quotation / quote [n2] financial estimate bid, bid price,… …   New thesaurus

  • quote — quotation / quote [n1] repetition of something spoken or written by someone citation, citing, cutting, excerpt, extract, passage, quote, recitation, reference, saying, selection; concepts 274,278 quotation / quote [n2] financial estimate bid, bid …   New thesaurus

  • quote — ► VERB 1) repeat or copy out (a passage or remark by another). 2) repeat a passage or remark from. 3) (quote as) put forward or describe as being. 4) give someone (an estimated price). 5) (quote at/as) name (someone or something) at (specified… …   English terms dictionary

  • quotation — (n.) mid 15c., numbering, later (1530s) marginal notation, from M.L. quotationem (nom. quotatio), from quotare to number (see QUOTE (Cf. quote)). Meaning passage quoted is from 1680s. Quotation marks attested by 1777 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Quotation — Quo*ta tion (kw[ o]*t[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [From {Quote}.] 1. The act of quoting or citing. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is quoted or cited; a part of a book or writing named, repeated, or adduced as evidence or illustration. Locke. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English