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vote

Definitions

  • Vote Recorder—Edison's First Patented Invention
    Vote Recorder—Edison's First Patented Invention
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v vote 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"
    • v vote bring into existence or make available by vote "They voted aid for the underdeveloped countries in Asia"
    • v vote express a choice or opinion "I vote that we all go home","She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant"
    • v vote express one's choice or preference by vote "vote the Democratic ticket"
    • v vote be guided by in voting "vote one's conscience"
    • n vote the opinion of a group as determined by voting "they put the question to a vote"
    • n vote a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion","they allowed just one vote per person"
    • n vote 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"
    • n vote the total number of voters who participated "they are expecting a large vote"
    • n vote a body of voters who have the same interests "he failed to get the Black vote"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 1985 Boise, Idaho mayoral election, there were four write-in votes for Mr. Potato Head
    • Vote 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.
    • Vote An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer.
    • Vote 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.
    • Vote 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."
    • Vote To choose by suffrage; to elect; as, to vote a candidate into office.
    • Vote To condemn; to devote; to doom.
    • Vote To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote; as, he was voted a bore.
    • Vote To enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution. "Parliament voted them one hundred thousand pounds."
    • v. i Vote 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.""To vote on large principles, to vote honestly, requires a great amount of information."
    • Vote Votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bill Clinton is the only President ever to be elected twice without ever receiving 50% of the popular vote. He had 43 percent in 1992 and 49 percent in 1996.
    • n vote An ardent wish or desire; a prayer; a vow.
    • n vote A suffrage; the formal expression of a will, preference, wish, 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 fill a certain situation or office, or in passing laws, rules, regulations, etc. This vote or choice may be expressed by holding up the hand, by standing up, by the voice (viva voce), by ballot, or otherwise.
    • n vote Hence That by which will or preference is expressed in elections; a ballot, a ticket, etc.: as, a written vote.
    • n vote That which is allowed, conveyed, or bestowed by the will of a majority; a thing conferred by vote; a grant: as, the ministry received a vote of confidence; the vote for the civil service amounted to $24,000,000.
    • n vote Expression of will by a majority; decision by some expression of the minds of a number; result of voting: as, the vote was unanimous; the vote was close.
    • n vote Votes collectively: as, a movement to capture the labor vote
    • vote To give a vote; formally to express or signify the mind, will, or choice in electing persons to office, or in passing laws, regulations, and the like, or in deciding as to any measure in which one has an interest in common with others.
    • vote To enact or establish by vote, as a resolution or an amendment.
    • vote To grant by vote, as an appropriation.
    • vote To declare by general consent; characterize by expression of opinion: as, they voted the trip a failure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rutherford Hayes became U.S. President by one vote.
    • n Vote vōt expression of a wish or opinion, as to a matter in which one has interest: that by which a choice is expressed, as a ballot: decision by a majority: something granted by the will of the majority
    • v.i Vote to express the choice by a vote
    • v.t Vote to choose by a vote: to grant by a vote:
    • v.t Vote (coll.) to declare by general consent
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Quotations

  • W. C. Fields
    W.%20C.%20Fields
    “I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.”
  • W. S. Gilbert
    W.%20S.%20Gilbert
    “I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.”
  • William Porcher Miles
    William Porcher Miles
    “Vote early and vote often.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    Johann%20Friedrich%20Von%20Schiller
    “Votes should be weighed not counted.”
  • Das Energi
    Das Energi
    “Vote with your life; vote yes!”
  • Doug Gwyn
    Doug Gwyn
    “Truth is not determined by majority vote.”

Idioms

Casting vote - The casting vote is a vote given to a chairman or president that is used when there is a deadlock.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. votum, a vow, wish, will, fr. vovere, votum, to vow: cf. F. vote,. See Vow

Usage

In literature:

Delegates Refuse to Vote.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
More than four hundred votes over and above the ascertained votes of a ward, are polled in such ward.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
This was the largest sum by far hitherto voted for the maintenance of the navy.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Out of a total vote of 13,544,705, Roosevelt received 7,630,893 votes, or 2,524,244 more than his leading competitor.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Discretion, as usual, prevailed, and the meeting voted that the replies were "daringly affrontive" to the town, and then dissolved.
"Tea Leaves" by Various
If you should offer to vote for Socialism without understanding it, I should beg you not to do it.
"The Common Sense of Socialism" by John Spargo
A sum was voted to repair the Castle of St. Louis then tottering to decay.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
His request was at first granted on the 7th April, by a vote of 24 to 22, but afterwards refused by a vote of 21 to 17.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
If all the silent voters were sincere, they probably would carry the vote for telepathy.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo Münsterberg
I voted for Cleveland years ago and I voted for Wilson.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
They voted for our man and he was elected by four votes.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
But Mary gently put her hand over the votes, and told them that that was not the way to count votes.
"Rollo's Museum" by Jacob Abbott
It was the nature of the Percycross artizan to vote as his master voted.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
An inspector may challenge a person's vote, but if they swear they are eligible their vote is recorded and marked challenged.
"Citizenship" by Emma Guy Cromwell
In the caucus he secured 73 votes, and in the open Assembly next day he received 120 votes, scattering, 50.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
She will never get justice until she gets the vote.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
Many of them do not want to vote and do not use the vote they have.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
But while anybody is voting they had better vote the right way if they can find it out.
"Industrial Conspiracies" by Clarence S. Darrow
I voted in earnest to save the life of one unfortunate king, and I now vote in jest to save another.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
I voted in earnest to save the life of one unfortunate king, and I now vote in jest to save another.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
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In poetry:

Ajax had heard before
How the white man done,
Made Negroes vote with him
Or,—he had a gun.
"Ajax Votes for McKinley" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Day after day did Milly Green
Just follow after Joe,
And told him if he voted wrong
To take his rags and go.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
From the high place whereon our votes
Had borne him, clear, calm, earnest, fell
His first words, like the prelude notes
Of some great anthem yet to swell.
"Rantoul" by John Greenleaf Whittier
“ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE!” You hear the people shouting.
The walls of Mammon tremble ere they fall.
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! Is this a time for doubting?
The poets have been prophets after all.
"One-Man-One-Vote" by Henry Lawson
Robbers of coming race,
Glibly crying "In good time."
If one good ye had to face
Sons, and answer for your crime,
With that cry still in your throats,
How, then, would ye scheme for votes?
"In Time" by C J Dennis
Never was seen such an angel — eyes of heavenly blue,
Features that shamed Apollo, hair of a golden hue;
The women simply adored him; his lips were like Cupid's bow;
But he never ventured to use them — and so they voted him slow.
"The Woman and the Angel" by Robert W Service

In news:

Certainly, not since John Kerry's "I voted for it, before I voted against it," has a candidate given the opposition such a sound bite .
Crosby garnered 1,817 votes (65.67 percent of the vote) against challengers Karl Hanson and Darrell Johnson.
A young female voter displays her "I voted" sticker outside Washington, DC, voting precinct 135 on Nov 4, 2008.
Fewer than 50,000 votes separated Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill and Republican incumbent Jim Talent in Missouri's 2006 US Senate race — a difference of only about a dozen votes from each precinct.
I have already voted and I voted "No" on the charter school amendment.
Voting booths are set up for early voting at the Black Hawk County Courthouse last Thursday in Waterloo, Iowa.
Voting booths were set up for early voting Thursday at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, Iowa.
The Senate bill PIPA, was going to be up for a procedural vote on Tuesday, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday the vote would be delayed.
Pat Robertson says a vote against intelligent design is a vote against God.
BARRY COUNTY-- Thornapple Township Clerk Susan Vlietsra, 38, won a second term with 666 votes, defeating challenger Lesa Vandermeer, who received 234 votes.
BARRY COUNTY--Thornapple Township Clerk Susan Vlietsra, 38, won a second term with 666 votes, defeating challenger Lesa Vandermeer, who received 234 votes.
While many Arizonans are determining how they will vote in November's election, a vote will soon be taken in Arizona that can impact how we learn about health insurance rate increases.
In a confusing pair of votes, US House said Friday it won't stop paying for the US intervention in Libya, but it won't vote to support it, either.
Scott County commissioners have voted to delay their vote on the future of the.
KUED Airs Innovative Public Service--Vote Utah-- to Get the Vote Out .
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In science:

The vote is zero when |tn − tm | > δ for a certain pair.
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
The ma jority-vote model with noise on Erd¨os-R´enyi’s random graphs has been studied.
Majority-vote model on random graphs
Our goal in this work is to identify the critical character of the ma jority-vote model with noise on random graphs.
Majority-vote model on random graphs
This paper is organized in the following way: In section II we describe the isotropic ma jority-vote model with noise and introduce the relevant quantities used in our simulations.
Majority-vote model on random graphs
The isotropic ma jority-vote model with noise is defined by a set of spin variables {σi }, where each spin is associated to one vertex of the random graph and can have the values ±1.
Majority-vote model on random graphs
The phase diagram of the ma jority-vote model on random graphs shows that for a given graph (fixed z ) the system becomes ordered for q < qc, whereas it has zero magnetization for q ≥ qc .
Majority-vote model on random graphs
As far as we know, there is no previous works studying the ma jority-vote model on Erd¨os-R´enyi’s graphs, to allow a direct comparison of the present results.
Majority-vote model on random graphs
Yet, for completeness, it would be of interest to mention earlier simulations of the ma jority-vote model on other kinds of networks.
Majority-vote model on random graphs
We have obtained the phase diagram and critical exponents of the ma jority-vote model with noise on random graphs.
Majority-vote model on random graphs
Weighted voting doesn’t work: A mathematical analysis.
Derivative of functions over lattices as a basis for the notion of interaction between attributes
Through Monte Carlo Simulation, the well-known ma jority-vote model has been studied with noise on directed random graphs.
Majority-vote model on directed Erdos-Renyi random graphs
Key words: Networks, Ma jority-vote model PACS: 64.60.
Majority-vote model on directed Erdos-Renyi random graphs
In this paper we study the Ma jority-vote model with noise on directed Erd˝os– R´enyi (ER) random graphs [14,15].
Majority-vote model on directed Erdos-Renyi random graphs
Using Monte Carlo simulations, we found a second-order phase transition of the ma jority-vote model with noise on directed ER random graphs.
Majority-vote model on directed Erdos-Renyi random graphs
This means that a dictator has voting power one, whereas all other players have zero voting power.
Complexity of comparison of influence of players in simple games
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