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VOTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vote mean? 

VOTE (noun)
  The noun VOTE has 5 senses:

1. a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
2. the opinion of a group as determined by voting
3. a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
4. a body of voters who have the same interests
5. the total number of votes cast

  Familiarity information: VOTE used as a noun is common.


VOTE (verb)
  The verb VOTE has 5 senses:

1. express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
2. express one's choice or preference by vote
3. express a choice or opinion
4. be guided by in voting
5. bring into existence or make available by vote

  Familiarity information: VOTE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


VOTE (noun)


Sense 1vote [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 ("vote" is a kind of...):

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

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

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

veto (a vote that blocks a decision)

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sense 2vote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The opinion of a group as determined by voting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

they put the question to a vote

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

group action (action taken by a group of people)

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

plebiscite (a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance)

referendum (a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate)

election (a vote to select the winner of a position or political office)


Sense 3vote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

right to vote; suffrage; vote

Context example:

American women got the vote in 1920

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

enfranchisement; franchise (a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote))

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

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

universal suffrage (suffrage for all adults who are not disqualified by the laws of the country)


Sense 4vote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A body of voters who have the same interests

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

he failed to get the Black vote

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

body (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity)

Holonyms ("vote" is a member of...):

electorate (the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote)


Sense 5vote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The total number of votes cast

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

voter turnout; vote

Context example:

they are hoping for a large vote

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

numerical quantity (a quantity expressed as a number)


VOTE (verb)


Sense 1vote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context examples:

He voted for the motion / None of the Democrats voted last night

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

choose; pick out; select; take (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "vote"):

poll (vote in an election at a polling station)

ballot (vote by ballot)

outvote (defeat by a majority of votes)

turn thumbs down; vote down (vote against)

write in (cast a vote by inserting a name that does not appear on the ballot)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Also:

vote in (elect in a voting process)

vote out (thwart the passage of)


Sense 2vote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express one's choice or preference by vote

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

vote the Democratic ticket

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

express; state (indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "vote"):

bullet vote (vote cumulatively and distribute the votes according to some principle)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3vote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express a choice or opinion

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context examples:

I vote that we all go home / She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant

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

express; state (indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "vote"):

vote (bring into existence or make available by vote)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 4vote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be guided by in voting

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

vote one's conscience

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5vote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring into existence or make available by vote

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia

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

vote (express a choice or opinion)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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