an indication of choice, opinion, or will on a question, such as the choosing of a candidate, by or as if by some recognized means, such as a ballot 10 votes for Jones
the opinion of a group of persons as determined by voting it was put to the vote, do not take a vote, it came to a vote
a body of votes or voters collectively the Jewish vote
the total number of votes cast the vote decreased at the last election
the ticket, ballot, etc, by which a vote is expressed
the right to vote; franchise; suffrage
a person regarded as the embodiment of this right
a means of voting, such as a ballot
(mainly Brit) a grant or other proposition to be voted upon
(when transitive, takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to express or signify (one's preference, opinion, or will) (for or against some question, etc) to vote by ballot, we voted that it was time to adjourn, vote for me!
(intransitive) to declare oneself as being (something or in favour of something) by exercising one's vote to vote socialist
(transitive; foll by into or out of, etc) to appoint or elect (a person to or from a particular post) they voted him into the presidency, he was voted out of office
(transitive) to determine the condition of in a specified way by voting the court voted itself out of existence
(transitive) to authorize, confer, or allow by voting vote us a rise
(transitive) (informal) to declare by common opinion the party was voted a failure
(transitive) to influence or control the voting of do not try to vote us!
votable, voteable, adjective voteless, adjective
C15: from Latin vōtum a solemn promise, from vovēre to vow
c.1460, from L. votum "a vow, wish, promise, dedication," noun use of neut. of votus, pp. of vovere "to promise, dedicate" (see vow). The verb in the modern sense is attested from 1552; earlier it meant "to vow" to do something (1533).