quotation


quotation
noun
1 words taken from a book, etc.
ADJECTIVE
famous, memorable
direct, verbatim

a direct quotation from a recent speech by the president

illustrative
selective
biblical, scriptural
VERB + QUOTATION
take

My quotation is taken from ‘Hamlet’.

attribute
cite
QUOTATION + VERB
come from sth

Where does that quotation come from?

QUOTATION + NOUN
marks

If you take text from other sources, place it in quotation marks.

PREPOSITION
quotation from

It's a quotation from a poem by Keats.

2 (esp. AmE) price that will be charged for a piece of work ⇨ See ↑quote
ADJECTIVE
written
free
detailed
VERB + QUOTATION
give (sb), provide (sb with), supply (sb with)

Most builders will give you a free quotation.

get, obtain
accept
PREPOSITION
quotation for

Always get several quotations for the job.


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