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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vote  \Vote\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Voted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Voting}.]  [Cf.  F.  voter.] 
  To  express  or  signify  the  mind,  will  or  preference,  either 
  viva  voce,  or  by  ballot,  or  by  other  authorized  means  as  in 
  electing  persons  to  office,  in  passing  laws,  regulations, 
  etc.,  or  in  deciding  on  any  proposition  in  which  one  has  an 
  interest  with  others 
 
  The  vote  for  a  duelist  is  to  assist  in  the  prostration 
  of  justice,  and  indirectly,  to  encourage  the  crime. 
  --L.  Beecher. 
 
  To  vote  on  large  principles,  to  vote  honestly,  requires 
  a  great  amount  of  information.  --F.  W. 
  Robertson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vote  \Vote\,  n.  [L.  votum  a  vow,  wish,  will  fr  vovere  votum, 
  to  vow:  cf  F.  vote.  See  {Vow}.] 
  1.  An  ardent  wish  or  desire;  a  vow;  a  prayer.  [Obs.] 
  --Massinger. 
 
  2.  A  wish,  choice,  or  opinion,  of  a  person  or  a  body  of 
  persons,  expressed  in  some  received  and  authorized  way 
  the  expression  of  a  wish,  desire,  will  preference,  or 
  choice,  in  regard  to  any  measure  proposed,  in  which  the 
  person  voting  has  an  interest  in  common  with  others 
  either  in  electing  a  person  to  office,  or  in  passing  laws, 
  rules  regulations,  etc.;  suffrage. 
 
  3.  That  by  means  of  which  will  or  preference  is  expressed  in 
  elections,  or  in  deciding  propositions;  voice;  a  ballot;  a 
  ticket;  as  a  written  vote. 
 
  The  freeman  casting  with  unpurchased  hand  The  vote 
  that  shakes  the  turrets  of  the  land.  --Holmes. 
 
  4.  Expression  of  judgment  or  will  by  a  majority;  legal 
  decision  by  some  expression  of  the  minds  of  a  number;  as 
  the  vote  was  unanimous;  a  vote  of  confidence. 
 
  5.  Votes,  collectively;  as  the  Tory  vote;  the  labor  vote. 
 
  {Casting  vote},  {Cumulative  vote},  etc  See  under  {Casting}, 
  {Cumulative},  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vote  \Vote\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  choose  by  suffrage;  to  elec?;  as  to  vote  a  candidate 
  into  office. 
 
  2.  To  enact,  establish,  grant,  determine,  etc.,  by  a  formal 
  vote;  as  the  legislature  voted  the  resolution. 
 
  Parliament  voted  them  one  hundred  thousand  pounds. 
  --Swift. 
 
  3.  To  declare  by  general  opinion  or  common  consent,  as  if  by 
  a  vote;  as  he  was  voted  a  bore.  [Colloq.] 
 
  4.  To  condemn;  to  devote;  to  doom.  [Obs.]  --Glanvill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vote 
  n  1:  a  choice  that  is  made  by  voting;  "there  were  only  17  votes 
  in  favor  of  the  motion"  [syn:  {ballot},  {voting},  {balloting}] 
  2:  the  opinion  of  a  group  as  determined  by  voting;  "they  put 
  the  question  to  a  vote" 
  3:  a  legal  right  guaranteed  by  the  15th  amendment  to  the  US 
  constitution;  guaranteed  to  women  by  the  19th  amendment; 
  "American  women  got  the  vote  in  1920"  [syn:  {right  to  vote}, 
  {suffrage}] 
  4:  a  body  of  voters  who  have  the  same  interests;  "he  failed  to 
  get  the  Black  vote" 
  5:  the  total  number  of  votes  cast;  "they  are  hoping  for  a  large 
  vote"  [syn:  {voter  turnout}] 
  v  1:  express  one's  preference  for  a  candidate  or  for  a  measure  or 
  resolution;  cast  a  vote;  "He  voted  for  the  motion"; 
  "None  of  the  Democrats  voted  last  night" 
  2:  express  one's  choice  or  preference  by  vote;  "vote  the 
  Democratic  ticket" 
  3:  express  a  choice  or  opinion;  "I  vote  that  we  all  go  home"; 
  "She  voted  for  going  to  the  Chinese  restaurant" 
  4:  be  guided  by  in  voting;  "vote  one's  conscience" 
  5:  bring  into  existence  or  make  available  by  vote;  "They  voted 
  aid  for  the  underdeveloped  countries  in  Asia" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  VOTE,  n.  The  instrument  and  symbol  of  a  freeman's  power  to  make  a 
  fool  of  himself  and  a  wreck  of  his  country. 
 
 
  W 
 
 
  W  (double  U)  has  of  all  the  letters  in  our  alphabet,  the  only 
  cumbrous  name  the  names  of  the  others  being  monosyllabic.  This 
  advantage  of  the  Roman  alphabet  over  the  Grecian  is  the  more  valued 
  after  audibly  spelling  out  some  simple  Greek  word  like 
  _epixoriambikos_.  Still  it  is  now  thought  by  the  learned  that  other 
  agencies  than  the  difference  of  the  two  alphabets  may  have  been 
  concerned  in  the  decline  of  "the  glory  that  was  Greece"  and  the  rise 
  of  "the  grandeur  that  was  Rome."  There  can  be  no  doubt,  however,  that 
  by  simplifying  the  name  of  W  (calling  it  "wow,"  for  example)  our 
  civilization  could  be  if  not  promoted,  at  least  better  endured. 
 
 




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