Quotes are the repetition of someone else's statement or thoughts. Quotation marks are punctuation marks used in text to indicate the words of another speaker or writer. Both of these words are sometimes abbreviated as "quote(s)".

About Quotes

Recorded since 1387 'to mark (a book) with chapter numbers or marginal references', from Old French coter, from Medieval Latin quotare 'to distinguish by numbers, number chapters', itself from Latin quotus 'which, what number (in sequence),' from quot 'how many' (related to quis 'who'). The sense developed via 'to give as a reference, to cite as an authority' to 'to copy out exact words' (since 1680); the business sense 'to state the price of a commodity' (1866) revives the etymological meaning. The noun, in the sense of 'quotation,' is attested from 1885; see also usage note, below.

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