See also: cité, citë, and cítě

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

VerbEdit

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 notesEdit

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 2Edit

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

NounEdit

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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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cite

  1. vocative singular of cit

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

cite

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

LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

cite

  1. vocative masculine singular of citus

ReferencesEdit

  • 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 EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /siˈteː/, /ˈsiteː/

NounEdit

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.

DescendantsEdit

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

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PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

cite

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

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

VerbEdit

cite

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