a sentence or phrase from a book, speech etc which you repeat in a speech or piece of writing because it is interesting or amusing [= quote]
a quotation from the Bible
The following quotation is taken from a nineteenth century travel diary.
a dictionary of quotations
a written statement of exactly how much money something will cost [↪ estimate]
Ask the builder to give you a written quotation for the job.
a quotation for car insurance
Get a couple of quotations from different companies before you decide which one to use.
the act of quoting something that someone else has written or said