What does vote mean?

Definitions for votevoʊt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vote.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. vote(noun)

    the opinion of a group as determined by voting

    "they put the question to a vote"

  3. 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"

  4. vote(noun)

    a body of voters who have the same interests

    "he failed to get the Black vote"

  5. vote, voter turnout(verb)

    the total number of voters who participated

    "they are expecting a large vote"

  6. vote(verb)

    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"

  7. vote(verb)

    express one's choice or preference by vote

    "vote the Democratic ticket"

  8. vote(verb)

    express a choice or opinion

    "I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"

  9. vote(verb)

    be guided by in voting

    "vote one's conscience"

  10. vote(verb)

    bring into existence or make available by vote

    "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"


  1. vote(Noun)

    A formalized choice on matters of administration or other democratic activities.

  2. vote(Noun)

    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.

  3. vote(Verb)

    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.

  4. Vote(Noun)

    A person from Votia or of Votic descent.

  5. Origin: votum, a form of voveo, from h₁ewegʷʰ-. Cognate with Ancient Greek εὔχομαι.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vote(noun)

    an ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer

  2. Vote(noun)

    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

  3. Vote(noun)

    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

  4. Vote(noun)

    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

  5. Vote(noun)

    votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote

  6. Vote(verb)

    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

  7. Vote(verb)

    to choose by suffrage; to elec/; as, to vote a candidate into office

  8. Vote(verb)

    to enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution

  9. Vote(verb)

    to declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote; as, he was voted a bore

  10. Vote(verb)

    to condemn; to devote; to doom

  11. Origin: [L. votum a vow, wish, will, fr. vovere, votum, to vow: cf. F. vote. See Vow.]


  1. Vote

    Vote is an unincorporated community located in Brunswick County, in the U.S. state of Virginia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vote

    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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vote' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2264

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vote' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1484

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vote' in Nouns Frequency: #597

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vote' in Verbs Frequency: #385


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vote in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Al Capone:

    Vote early and vote often.

  2. Greg Gianforte:

    I'm going to vote for Greg.

  3. Bob Corker:

    Congress has a right to vote.

  4. President Obama on Friday:

    Call Loretta Lynch for a vote.

  5. Xavier Becerra:

    It's going to be a rocky vote.

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