vote, ballot, voting, balloting(noun)
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"
the opinion of a group as determined by voting
"they put the question to a vote"
right to vote, vote, suffrage(noun)
a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
"American women got the vote in 1920"
a body of voters who have the same interests
"he failed to get the Black vote"
vote, voter turnout(verb)
the total number of voters who participated
"they are expecting a large vote"
express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
"He voted for the motion"; "None of the Democrats voted last night"
express one's choice or preference by vote
"vote the Democratic ticket"
express a choice or opinion
"I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
be guided by in voting
"vote one's conscience"
bring into existence or make available by vote
"They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
A formalized choice on matters of administration or other democratic activities.
An act or instance of participating in such a choice, e.g., by submitting a ballot.
The Supreme Court upheld the principle of one person, one vote.
To cast a vote; to assert a formalised choice in an election.
The depository may vote shares on behalf of investors who have not submitted instruction to the bank.
A person from Votia or of Votic descent.
Origin: votum, a form of voveo, from h₁ewegʷʰ-. Cognate with Ancient Greek εὔχομαι.
an ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer
a wish, choice, or opinion, of a person or a body of persons, expressed in some received and authorized way; the expression of a wish, desire, will, preference, or choice, in regard to any measure proposed, in which the person voting has an interest in common with others, either in electing a person to office, or in passing laws, rules, regulations, etc.; suffrage
that by means of which will or preference is expressed in elections, or in deciding propositions; voice; a ballot; a ticket; as, a written vote
expression of judgment or will by a majority; legal decision by some expression of the minds of a number; as, the vote was unanimous; a vote of confidence
votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote
to express or signify the mind, will, or preference, either viva voce, or by ballot, or by other authorized means, as in electing persons to office, in passing laws, regulations, etc., or in deciding on any proposition in which one has an interest with others
to choose by suffrage; to elec/; as, to vote a candidate into office
to enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution
to declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote; as, he was voted a bore
to condemn; to devote; to doom
Origin: [L. votum a vow, wish, will, fr. vovere, votum, to vow: cf. F. vote. See Vow.]
Vote is an unincorporated community located in Brunswick County, in the U.S. state of Virginia.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vōt, n. expression of a wish or opinion, as to a matter in which one has interest: that by which a choice is expressed, as a ballot: decision by a majority: something granted by the will of the majority.—v.i. to express the choice by a vote.—v.t. to choose by a vote: to grant by a vote: (coll.) to declare by general consent.—adjs. Vō′table, capable of voting; Vote′less.—ns. Vō′ter; Vō′ting-pā′per, a balloting-paper, used in the election of members to Parliament.—Vote down, to put an end to by a vote, or otherwise; Vote straight, to give one's vote honestly.—Cumulative voting, that system of voting in which the voter has a right to as many votes as there are members to be elected, and may give all his votes or as many as he pleases to one candidate.—Split one's votes, to divide one's votes judiciously among several candidates so as to strengthen those one favours. [L. votum, a wish—vovēre, votum, to vow.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'vote' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2264
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'vote' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1484
Rank popularity for the word 'vote' in Nouns Frequency: #597
Rank popularity for the word 'vote' in Verbs Frequency: #385
The numerical value of vote in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of vote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Vote early and vote often.
I never vote for anyone I always vote against.
A vote for Donald Trump is a vote to have a nation of laws. A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for open borders.
The vote on the Peacekeeper is also a vote on Geneva. Rejecting the Peacekeeper will knock the legs out from under the negotiating table. (On importance of the MX missile)
I have come to the conclusion that the 22nd Amendment limiting the presidency to two terms was a mistake. Shouldn't the people have the right to vote for someone as many times as they want to vote for him
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Translations for vote
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- صوت, تصويتArabic
- тауыш биреү, тауышBashkir
- галасава́ць, прагаласава́ць, го́ласBelarusian
- глас, гласу́вамBulgarian
- votar, votCatalan, Valencian
- hlas, hlasovatCzech
- afstemning, stemmeDanish
- stimmen, Abstimmung, Stimme, wählen, VotumGerman
- ψήφος, ψηφοφορία, ψηφίζωGreek
- voĉdono, voĉdoniEsperanto
- votar, votoSpanish
- رای دادن, رأیPersian
- äänestys, ääni, äänestääFinnish
- vote, voter, voixFrench
- taghScottish Gaelic
- votar, votoGalician
- szavazás, szavazat, szavazHungarian
- ձայն տալ, քվեարկություն, ձայն, քվե, քվեարկելArmenian
- voto, votareItalian
- ხმა, ხმის მიცემაGeorgian
- 투표, 투표하다, 投票Korean
- balsas, balsuotiLithuanian
- balss, balsošana, balsotLatvian
- глас, гласаMacedonian
- stem, stemmen, stembusgangDutch
- avstemming, avrøystingNorwegian Nynorsk
- stemme, avstemningNorwegian
- eʼeʼáádNavajo, Navaho
- vòt, votarOccitan
- głosowanie, głos, głosowaćPolish
- voto, votar, votaçãoPortuguese
- vota, votRomanian
- го́лос, проголосова́ть, голосова́ние, голосова́ть, во́тумRussian
- glasanje, glas, glasovati, гласовати, гласати, гласање, глас, glasatiSerbo-Croatian
- hlas, hlasovaťSlovak
- glasovati, glás, glasovanjeSlovene
- voutaSouthern Sotho
- rösta, röst, röstning, omröstningSwedish
- го́лос, голосува́ти, проголосува́тиUkrainian
- bỏ phiếuVietnamese
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