verb (used with object), quoted, quoting.
to repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, speech, or the like, as by way of authority, illustration, etc.
to repeat words from (a book, author, etc.).
to use a brief excerpt from:
The composer quotes Beethoven’s Fifth in his latest work.
to cite, offer, or bring forward as evidence or support.
to enclose (words) within quotation marks.
verb (used without object), quoted, quoting.
to make a or , as from a book or author.
(used by a speaker to indicate the beginning of a . )
quote unquote, so called; so to speak; as it were:
If you’re a liberal, quote unquote, they’re suspicious of you.
to recite a quotation (from a book, play, poem, etc), esp as a means of illustrating or supporting a statement
(transitive) to put quotation marks round (a word, phrase, etc)
(stock exchange) to state (a current market price) of (a security or commodity)
an informal word for quotation (sense 1), quotation (sense 2), quotation (sense 3), quotation (sense 4)
(often pl) an informal word for quotation mark put it in quotes
an expression used parenthetically to indicate that the words that follow it form a quotation: the president said, quote, I shall not run for office in November, unquote
late 14c., coten, “to mark (a book) with chapter numbers or marginal references,” from Old French coter, from Medieval Latin quotare “distinguish by numbers, number chapters,” from Latin quotus “which in order? what number (in sequence)?,” from quot “how many,” from PIE *kwo-ti-, from pronomial root *kwo- (see who).
The sense development is via “to give as a reference, to cite as an authority” (1570s) to “to copy out or repeat exact words” (1670s). Modern spelling with qu- is from early 15c. The business sense of “to state the price of a commodity” (1866) revives the etymological meaning. Related: Quoted; quoting.
“a quotation,” 1885, from quote (v.). From c.1600 as “a marginal reference.” Quotes for “quotation marks” is from 1869.
An extension of Prolog which performs meta-level computations over object languages, such as predicate calculi and lambda-calculi, which have object-level variables, and quantifiers that create local scopes for those variables. Qu-Prolog is well suited as an implementation language for theorem provers and support notations typically found in texts on mathematics and logic.
- Qu qiu bai
/ˈtʃuː ˈtʃjuː ˈbeɪ/ noun 1. 1889–1935, Chinese communist leader who was also an important literary figure: executed by the Nationalist forces in Shanghai
[koo r-nit es sou-dah, ‐duh] noun 1. a mountain in N Lebanon, in the Lebanon Mountains: highest point in Lebanon. 10,131 feet (3090 meters).
[kursh] noun 1. . [kursh] noun, plural qurush [koo-roosh] (Show IPA) 1. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Saudi Arabia, the 20th part of a riyal. 2. a former coin and fractional monetary unit of several Middle Eastern and North African countries.