(Quo*ta"tion*ist) n. One who makes, or is given to making, quotations.
The narrow intellectuals of quotationists.Milton.
(Quote) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Quoting.] [OF. quoter, F. coter to letter,
number, to quote, LL. quotare to divide into chapters and verses, fr. L. quotus. See Quota.] [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.] Shak.
5. To set down, as in writing. [Obs.] "He's quoted for a most perfidious slave." Shak.
Syn. To cite; name; adduce; repeat. 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.
(Quote) n. A note upon an author. [Obs.] Cotgrave.
(Quot"er) n. One who quotes the words of another.
(Quoth) v. t. [AS. cweðan, imp. cwæð, pl. cw&aemacrdon; akin to OS. queðan, OHG. quethan,
quedan, Icel. kveða, Goth. qiþan. &radic22. Cf. Bequeath.] Said; spoke; uttered; used only in the
first and third persons in the past tenses, and always followed by its nominative, the word or words said
being the object: as, quoth I, quoth he. "Let me not live, quoth he." Shak.
(Quoth"a) interj. [For quoth 'a said he, 'a being corrupted from he.] Indeed; forsooth.
To affront the blessed hillside drabs and thievesMrs.
With mended morals, quotha, fine new lives !