HyperDic: ballot

English > 3 senses of the word ballot:
NOUNcommunicationballota document listing the alternatives that is used in voting
actballot, vote, voting, ballotinga choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
VERBsocialballotvote by ballot
ballot > pronunciation
Soundsbae'laht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > ballot: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA document listing the alternatives that is used in voting.
Narrowerabsentee ballot(election) a ballot that is cast while absent (usually mailed in prior to election day)
Broaderdocument, written document, paperswriting that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
Spanishbalota, papeleta de voto, papeleta
Catalanpapereta de vot, papereta
Verbsballotvote by ballot
English > ballot: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative.
Synonymsvote, voting, balloting
Narrowerblock voteA vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people / people that a delegate represents
casting voteThe deciding vote cast by the presiding officer to resolve a tie
multiple votingThe act of voting in more than one place by the same person at the same election (illegal in U.S.)
secret ballotA vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public
split ticketA ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more than one party
straight ticketA ballot cast by a voter who votes for all the candidates of one party
vetoA vote that blocks a decision
write-inA vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate who is not listed on the ballot
Broaderchoice, selection, option, pickThe act of choosing or selecting
Spanishboleta electoral, votacíon, votación, voto
Catalanvotació, vot
Verbsballotvote by ballot
English > ballot: 3 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningVote by ballot.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The voters were balloting in this state"
BroadervoteExpress one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution
Spanishbalotar, votar
Catalanvotar
Nounsballota choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
ballota document listing the alternatives that is used in voting

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