Definitions for ballotˈbæl ət

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ballot(noun)

    a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting

  2. vote, ballot, voting, balloting(verb)

    a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative

    "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"; "they allowed just one vote per person"

  3. ballot(verb)

    vote by ballot

    "The voters were balloting in this state"


  1. ballot(Noun)

    a paper or card used to cast a vote

  2. ballot(Noun)

    the process of voting, especially in secret

  3. ballot(Noun)

    a list of candidates running for office; a ticket

  4. ballot(Noun)

    the total of all votes cast in an election

  5. ballot(Verb)

    to vote

  6. ballot(Verb)

    to draw lots

  7. Origin: From ballotta, a small ball used to register a vote.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ballot(noun)

    originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting

  2. Ballot(noun)

    the act of voting by balls or written or printed ballots or tickets; the system of voting secretly by balls or by tickets

  3. Ballot(noun)

    the whole number of votes cast at an election, or in a given territory or electoral district

  4. Ballot(noun)

    to vote or decide by ballot; as, to ballot for a candidate

  5. Ballot(verb)

    to vote for or in opposition to


  1. Ballot

    A ballot is a device used to cast votes in an election, and may be a piece of paper or a small ball used in secret voting. It was originally a small ball — see blackball - used to record decisions made by voters. Each voter uses one ballot, and ballots are not shared. In the simplest elections, a ballot may be a simple scrap of paper on which each voter writes in the name of a candidate, but governmental elections use pre-printed to protect the secrecy of the votes. The voter casts his/her ballot in a box at a polling station. In British English, this is usually called a "ballot paper". The word "ballot" is used for an election process within an organisation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ballot

    bal′ut, n. a little ball or ticket used in voting: a method of secret voting by putting a ball or ticket into an urn or box.—v.i. to vote by ballot: to select by secret voting (with for): draw lots for:—pr.p. bal′loting; pa.p. bal′loted.—ns. Bal′lotage, in France, the second ballot to decide which of two candidates has come nearest to the legal majority; Bal′lot-box, a box to receive balls or tickets when voting by ballot. [It. ballotta, dim. of balla, ball. See Ball.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ballot' in Nouns Frequency: #2819


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ballot in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ballot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anthony Brown:

    I wasn't on the ballot in Maryland.

  2. Joseph Schumpeter:

    The ballot is stronger than bullets.

  3. Abraham Lincoln:

    The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

  4. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush:

    We have a national campaign, we're on every ballot.

  5. Doug Hartmann:

    It’s the first time my name’s ever been on a ballot.

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Translations for ballot

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • гласуване, бюлетина, гласувамBulgarian
  • papereta de votCatalan, Valencian
  • afstemningDanish
  • StimmzettelGerman
  • ψηφίζω, ψηφοφορία, ψηφοδέλτιοGreek
  • balotoEsperanto
  • balotar, candidatura, papeleta de voto, votar, elecciones, balotaSpanish
  • رایPersian
  • äänestys, äänestäminen, arpoa, ehdokaslista, äänimäärä, äänestyslippu, äänestääFinnish
  • bulletin de vote, voter, bulletinFrench
  • פתק הצבעהHebrew
  • szavazócédula, titkos szavazás, szavazólapHungarian
  • scheda elettoraleItalian
  • 投票用紙Japanese
  • stemmenDutch
  • opptelling, valgliste, stemmeseddel, avstemningNorwegian
  • boletim, cédula, votaçãoPortuguese
  • тянуть жребий, баллотировка, бюллетень, избирательный бюллетень, голосование, волеизъявление, голосоватьRussian
  • valsedel, röstsedelSwedish

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