■ noun a formal indication of a choice between two or more candidates or courses of action, expressed typically through a ballot or a show of hands.
↘an act of voting.
↘( the ~ ) the right to indicate a choice in an election.
1》 give or register a ~.
↘grant or confer by ~.
2》 informal express a wish or suggestion.
~ of ( no ) confidence a ~ showing that a majority continues to support (or no longer supports) the policy of a leader or governing body.
~ with one's feet informal indicate an opinion by being present or absent.
ME: from L. votum 'a vow, wish', from vovere 'to vow'.