(n. pl.) A frame of two strong timbers fixed perpendicularly in the fore part of a ship, on which to fasten the cables as the ship rides at anchor, or in warping. Other bitts are used for belaying (belaying bitts), for sustaining the windlass (carrick bitts, winch bitts, or windlass bitts), to hold the pawls of the windlass (pawl bitts) etc.
Call in an official matter, such as to attend court
Advance evidence for
Commend; "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"
Repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her"
Refer to for illustration or proof; "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"
Make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
Refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work"
A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"