|1.||An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer.|
|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.|
|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.|
|v. i.||1.||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.
|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.|
|3.||To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote; as, he was voted a bore.|
|4.||To condemn; to devote; to doom.|
|Noun||1.||vote - a choice that is made by voting; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"|
|2.||vote - the opinion of a group as determined by voting; "they put the question to a vote"|
|3.||vote - 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 - a body of voters who have the same interests; "he failed to get the Black vote"|
|5.||vote - the total number of votes cast; "they are hoping for a large vote"|
Synonyms: voter turnout
|Verb||1.||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"|
|2.||vote - express one's choice or preference by vote; "vote the Democratic ticket"|
|3.||vote - express a choice or opinion; "I vote that we all go home"; "She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"|
|4.||vote - be guided by in voting; "vote one's conscience"|
|5.||vote - bring into existence or make available by vote; "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"|
VOTE. Suffrage; the voice of an individual in making a choice by many. The
total number of voices given at an election; as, the presidential vote.
2. Votes are either given, by ballot, v.) or viva voce; they may be delivered personally by the voter himself, or, in some cases, by proxy. (q.v.)
3. A majority (q.v.) of the votes given carries the question submitted, unless in particular cases when the constitution or laws require that there shall be a majority of all the voters, or when a greater number than a simple majority is expressly required; as, for example in the case of the senate in making treaties by the president and senate, two-thirds of the senators present must concur. Vide Angell on Corpor. Index, h.t.
4. When the votes are equal in number, the proposed measure is lost.