Definitions and meaning of cite
- enPR: sīt, IPA(key): /saɪt/
- Rhymes: -aɪt
- Homophones: sight, site
From Old French citer, from Latin citare (“to cause to move, excite, summon”), frequentative of ciēre (“to rouse, excite, call”).
cite (third-person singular simple present cites, present participle citing, simple past and past participle cited)
- to quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.
- to list the source(s) from which one took information, words or literary or verbal context.
- to summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court.
Loosely, or for brevity in journalism, the word is used to mean no more than "mention". [an extension of sense 1]
From the first syllable of citation. Analogous to quote, from quotation.
cite (plural cites)
- (informal) a citation
- cite in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- cite in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- cite at OneLook Dictionary Search
- -etic, CETI, EITC, Tice, etic, tice
- vocative singular of cit
- first-person singular present indicative of citer
- third-person singular present indicative of citer
- first-person singular present subjunctive of citer
- third-person singular present subjunctive of citer
- second-person singular imperative of citer
- vocative masculine singular of citus
- 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
Old French cité, from Latin civitas.
cite (plural cites)
- a. 1382,, Wycliffe's Bible, Luke 8:1:
- And it was don aftirward, and Jhesu made iorney by citees and castelis, prechinge and euangelysinge þe rewme of God
- And it was done afterwards, and Jesus made a journey through cities and castles, proclaiming and spreading the kingdom of God.
- English: city (see there for further descendants)
- Scots: ceety
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of citar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of citar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of citar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of citar
- IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈθite/, [ˈθi.t̪e]
- IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈsite/, [ˈsi.t̪e]
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of citar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of citar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of citar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of citar.
- to quote as an authority or example.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)