Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » B » Balladeer ... Balsam Herb

BALLOT

Pronunciation (US): Play

 Dictionary entry overview: What does ballot mean? 

BALLOT (noun)
  The noun BALLOT has 2 senses:

1. a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting
2. a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative

  Familiarity information: BALLOT used as a noun is rare.


BALLOT (verb)
  The verb BALLOT has 1 sense:

1. vote by ballot

  Familiarity information: BALLOT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BALLOT (noun)


Sense 1ballot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A document listing the alternatives that is used in voting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("ballot" is a kind of...):

document; papers; written document (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ballot"):

absentee ballot ((election) a ballot that is cast while absent (usually mailed in prior to election day))


Sense 2ballot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

balloting; vote; voting; ballot

Context example:

there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion

Hypernyms ("ballot" is a kind of...):

choice; option; pick; selection (the act of choosing or selecting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ballot"):

block vote (a vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people that a delegate represents)

secret ballot (a vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public)

split ticket (a ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more than one party)

straight ticket (a ballot cast by a voter who votes for all the candidates of one party)

multiple voting (voting in more than one place by the same person at the same election (illegal in U.S.))

casting vote (the deciding vote cast by the presiding officer to resolve a tie)

veto (a vote that blocks a decision)

write-in (a vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate who is not listed on the ballot)


BALLOT (verb)


Sense 1ballot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vote by ballot

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

The voters were balloting in this state

Hypernyms (to "ballot" is one way to...):

vote (express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Common sense ain't common." (English proverb)

"As long as there is no wind, the tree won’t blow." (Afghanistan proverb)

"Wit is folly unless a wise man hath the keeping of it." (Arabic proverb)

"Words have no bones, but can break bones." (Corsican proverb)

 BALLOT: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 
» BALLOT

Page delivered in 0.0442 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: