- vote [vōt]n.[LME (Scot) < L votum, a wish, vow < neut. of votus, pp. of vovere, to vow < IE base * ewegwh-, to speak solemnly, vow > Sans vāghát, one who vows, Gr euche, a vow, prayer]1.a) a decision by a group on a proposal, resolution, bill, etc., or a choice between candidates for office, expressed by written ballot, voice, show of hands, etc.b) the decision of any individual in the group2.a) the expression or indication of such a decision or choiceb) the ticket, ballot, voice, or other means by which it is expressed3. the right to exercise such a decision or choice, as in a meeting, election, etc.; suffrage4.a) the total number of ballots cast [a light vote]b) votes collectively [to get out the vote]c) a specified group of voters, or their votes, collectively [the farm vote]vi.voted, voting1. to express the will or a preference in a matter by ballot, voice, etc.; give or cast a vote2. to declare a preference, wish, opinion, etc. [the departing spectators voted with their feet]vt.1.a) to decide, choose, enact, or authorize by voteb) to grant or confer by votec) to support (a specified party ticket) in voting2. to declare by general opinion [voted the picnic a success]3. Informal to suggest [I vote we leave now]——————vote downto defeat by voting; decide against——————vote into elect——————vote outto defeat (an incumbent) in an electionvotelessadj.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.