The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Quote \Quote\ (kw[=o]t), 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
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.
Usage: 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.