American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of quoting.
- n. A passage quoted.
- n. An explicit reference or allusion in an artistic work to a passage or element from another, usually well-known work: "Direct quotations from other paintings are fairly sparse” ( Robert Hughes).
- n. The quoting of current prices and bids for securities and goods.
- n. The prices or bids cited.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of quoting or citing.
- n. That which is quoted; an expression, a statement, or a passage cited or repeated as the utterance of some other speaker or writer; a citation.
- n. In com., the current price of commodities or stocks, published in prices-current, etc.
- n. [Abbr. of quotation-quadrat.] In printing, a large hollow quadrat, usually of the size 3 × 4 picas, made for the larger blanks in printed matter.
- n. Synonyms Extract. See quote.
- n. A fragment of a human expression that is being referred to by somebody else. Most often a quotation is taken from literature, but also sentences from a speech, scenes from a movie, elements of a painting, etc. may be quoted.
- n. The act of naming a price; the price that has been quoted.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of quoting or citing.
- n. That which is quoted or cited; a part of a book or writing named, repeated, or adduced as evidence or illustration.
- n. (Com.) The naming or publishing of the current price of stocks, bonds, or any commodity; also, the price named.
- n. obsolete Quota; share.
- n. (Print.) A piece of hollow type metal, lower than type, and measuring two or more pica ems in length and breadth, used in the blank spaces at the beginning and end of chapters, etc.
- n. a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity
- n. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
- n. the practice of quoting from books or plays etc.
- n. a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
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“Being anonymous is not lying, and I hardly think referring to her employer as Steve in quotation marks qualifies.”
“The quotation is superfluous to the argument, but it is good advice, and would be even better were it closer to what Donne actually wrote:”
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