Definitions for: Vote

[n] the opinion of a group as determined by voting; "they put the question to a vote"
[n] a choice that is made by voting; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"
[n] 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"
[n] the total number of votes cast; "they are hoping for a large vote"
[n] a body of voters who have the same interests; "he failed to get the Black vote"
[v] 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"
[v] bring into existence or make available by vote; "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
[v] express a choice or opinion; "I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
[v] express one's choice or preference by vote; "vote the Democratic ticket"
[v] be guided by in voting; "vote one's conscience"

Webster (1913) Definition: Vote, n. [L. votum a vow, wish, will, fr. vovere, votum,
to vow: cf. F. vote. See Vow.]
1. An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer. [Obs.]

2. 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. 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.

The freeman casting with unpurchased hand The vote
that shakes the turrets of the land. --Holmes.

4. 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. Votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote.

Casting vote, Cumulative vote, etc. See under Casting,
Cumulative, etc.

Vote, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Voted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Voting.] [Cf. F. voter.]
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.

The vote for a duelist is to assist in the prostration
of justice, and, indirectly, to encourage the crime.
--L. Beecher.

To vote on large principles, to vote honestly, requires
a great amount of information. --F. W.

Vote, v. t.
1. To choose by suffrage; to elec?; as, to vote a candidate
into office.

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

Parliament voted them one hundred thousand pounds.

3. To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by
a vote; as, he was voted a bore. [Colloq.]

4. To condemn; to devote; to doom. [Obs.] --Glanvill.

Synonyms: ballot, balloting, right to vote, suffrage, voter turnout, voting

See Also: ballot, block vote, body, casting vote, choice, choose, defeat, election, electorate, express, franchise, group action, kill, multiple voting, numerical quantity, option, outvote, pick, pick out, plebiscite, poll, referendum, secret ballot, select, selection, split ticket, state, straight ticket, take, turn thumbs down, veto, vote down, vote in, vote out

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
animals beginning with p
animals starting with w