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Definition of "vote" [vote]

  • A formal expression of preference for a candidate for office or for a proposed resolution of an issue. (noun)
  • A means by which such a preference is made known, such as a raised hand or a marked ballot. (noun)
  • The number of votes cast in an election or to resolve an issue: a heavy vote in favor of the bill. (noun)
  • A group of voters alike in some way: the Black vote; the rural vote. (noun)
  • The act or process of voting: took a vote on the issue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vote" in a sentence
  • "It was what I heard and saw , but shot impartially as a photographer documenting the angst of the people in the background of the assembly election or dont vote the Muslim is caught between the devil and the deep sea."
  • "In Armey\'s words, "The Bubba vote is there, and it\'s very real, and it is everywhere," Armey went on to explain what he meant by \'the Bubba vote\ '; "There\'s an awful lot of people in America, bless their heart, who simply are not emotionally prepared to vote for a black man.""
  • "The glories of the 'single transferable vote' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'The glories of the \'single transferable vote\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: The Iowa Democratic Party caucuses achieve the ideal form of representative democracy: They are probably the most influential example in American politics of a voting method called the "single transferable vote."'"