a formal expression of opinion or choice, either positive or negative, made by an individual or body of individuals.
the means by which such expression is made, as a ballot, ticket, etc.
the right to such expression: to give women the vote.
the decision reached by voting, as by a majority of ballots cast: The vote was for the resolution.
a collective expression of will as inferred from a number of votes: the labor vote.
an expression, as of some judgment: a vote of confidence.
verb (used without object), voted, voting.
to express or signify will or choice in a matter, as by casting a ballot: to vote for president.
verb (used with object), voted, voting.
to enact, establish, or determine by vote: to vote a proposed bill into law.
to support by one's vote: to vote the Republican ticket.
to advocate by or as by one's vote: to vote that the report be accepted.
to declare or decide by general consent: They voted the trip a success.
to encourage or cause to vote, especially in a particular way.

1425–75; late Middle English (noun) < Latin vōtum a vow

prevote, noun, verb, prevoted, prevoting.
revote, verb, revoted, revoting.
revote, noun
unvoted, adjective
unvoting, adjective Unabridged
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vote (vəʊt)
1.  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
2.  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
3.  a body of votes or voters collectively: the Jewish vote
4.  the total number of votes cast: the vote decreased at the last election
5.  the ticket, ballot, etc, by which a vote is expressed
6.  a.  the right to vote; franchise; suffrage
 b.  a person regarded as the embodiment of this right
7.  a means of voting, such as a ballot
8.  chiefly (Brit) a grant or other proposition to be voted upon
9.  (when tr, 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!
10.  (intr) to declare oneself as being (something or in favour of something) by exercising one's vote: to vote socialist
11.  (tr; 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
12.  (tr) to determine the condition of in a specified way by voting: the court voted itself out of existence
13.  (tr) to authorize, confer, or allow by voting: vote us a rise
14.  informal (tr) to declare by common opinion: the party was voted a failure
15.  (tr) to influence or control the voting of: do not try to vote us!
[C15: from Latin vōtum a solemn promise, from vovēre to vow]

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Word Origin & History

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).
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Example sentences
Voting is done by secret ballot and continues until one city receives a
  majority of the votes.
All through the morning the voting continued, and every vote was accompanied by
  a flash and a roar from heaven.
Most new voting machines are basically computers with touch screens instead of
Their makers promise that the new machines will simplify voting and forever end
  the prospect of pregnant and hanging chads.
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