"quotes" in the noun sense
1. quotation mark, quote, inverted comma
a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
2. quotation, quote, citation
a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
"quotes" in the verb sense
1. quote, cite
repeat a passage from
"He quoted the Bible to her"
name the price of
"quote prices for cars"
3. quote, cite
refer to for illustration or proof
"He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"
put quote marks around
"Here the author is quoting his colleague"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License