oft quoted meaning, oft quoted definition | English Cobuild dictionary

Search also in: Web News Encyclopedia Images
Other suggestions : quorate, quota, quoth, quotable


  ( quotes    plural & 3rd person present)   ( quoting    present participle)   ( quoted    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you quote someone as saying something, you repeat what they have written or said.  
He quoted Mr Polay as saying that peace negotiations were already underway...      V n as -ing  
She quoted a great line from a book by Romain Gary...      V n  
I gave the letter to our local press and they quoted from it.      V from n  
2       n-count   A quotefrom a book, poem, play, or speech is a passage or phrase from it.  
oft N from n   (=quotation)  
The article starts with a quote from an unnamed member of the Cabinet.     
3       verb   If you quote something such as a law or a fact, you state it because it supports what you are saying.  
Mr Meacher quoted statistics saying that the standard of living of the poorest people had fallen.      V n  
4       verb   If someone quotes a price for doing something, they say how much money they would charge you for a service they are offering or a for a job that you want them to do.  
A travel agent quoted her £160 for a flight from Bristol to Palma...      V n n  
He quoted a price for the repairs.      V n  
5       n-count   A quotefor a piece of work is the price that someone says they will charge you to do the work.   (=quotation)  
Always get a written quote for any repairs needed.     
6       v-passive   If a company's shares, a substance, or a currency is quoted at a particular price, that is its current market price.     (BUSINESS)  
In early trading in Hong Kong yesterday, gold was quoted at $368.20 an ounce...      be V-ed at amount  
Heron is a private company and is not quoted on the Stock Market.      be V-ed on n  
7       n-plural   Quotes are the same as quotation marks.  
INFORMAL   The word `remembered' is in quotes.     
8       convention   You can say `quote' to show that you are about to quote someone's words.  
SPOKEN   He predicts they will have, quote, `an awful lot of explaining to do'.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
See also:

quorate, quota, quoth, quotable

Add your entry in the Collaborative Dictionary.

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge