cite

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See also: cité, citë, and cítě

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French citer, from Latin citare (to cause to move, excite, summon), frequentative of ciēre (to rouse, excite, call).

Verb[edit]

cite (third-person singular simple present cites, present participle citing, simple past and past participle cited)

  1. to quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.
  2. to list the source(s) from which one took information, words or literary or verbal context.
  3. to summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court.
Usage notes[edit]

Loosely, or for brevity in journalism, the word is used to mean no more than "mention". [an extension of sense 1]

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Etymology 2[edit]

From the first syllable of citation. Analogous to quote, from quotation.

Noun[edit]

cite (plural cites)

  1. (informal) a citation
    We used the number of cites as a rough measure of the significance of each published paper.
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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cite

  1. vocative singular of cit

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

cite

  1. inflection of citer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

cite

  1. vocative masculine singular of citus

References[edit]

  • cite”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cite in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French cité, citet, from Latin civitās.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /siˈteː/, /ˈsiteː/

Noun[edit]

cite (plural cites)

  1. A city (settlement larger than a town)
    Coordinate term: toun
  2. (religion) A stronghold or fortress.
  3. (rare) The people of a city.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: city (see there for further descendants)
  • Scots: ceety

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

cite

  1. inflection of citar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈθite/ [ˈθi.t̪e]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈsite/ [ˈsi.t̪e]
  • Rhymes: -ite
  • Hyphenation: ci‧te

Verb[edit]

cite

  1. inflection of citar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative