Meaning of VOTE in English


Pronunciation: ' v ō t

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English (Sc), from Latin votum vow, wish ― more at VOW

Date: 15th century

1 a : a usually formal expression of opinion or will in response to a proposed decision especially : one given as an indication of approval or disapproval of a proposal, motion, or candidate for office b : the total number of such expressions of opinion made known at a single time (as at an election) c : an expression of opinion or preference that resembles a vote d : BALLOT 1

2 : the collective opinion or verdict of a body of persons expressed by voting

3 : the right to cast a vote specifically : the right of suffrage : FRANCHISE

4 a : the act or process of voting <brought the question to a vote > b : a method of voting

5 : a formal expression of a wish, will, or choice voted by a meeting

6 a : VOTER b : a group of voters with some common and identifying characteristics <the labor vote >

7 chiefly British a : a proposition to be voted on especially : a legislative money item b : APPROPRIATION

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