A quotation of French text.



  • A fragment of a human expression that is repeated by somebody else, for example from literature or a famous speech.
  • A price that has been quoted for buying or selling.
  • The act of setting a price.
  • A quota, a share.


Similar words

  • quote

Narrower meaning words

  • bid, ask, offer


  • The obsolete sense of “quota”, from Medieval Latin quotatio, from Latin quotāre, is attested from the 15th century. The sense “fragment of verbal expression”, attested from the 17th century, may come from this source, or else from the verb quote + -ation.

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