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  Dictionary Definition of votes

noun, verb, voted, voting.

-- noun
1. a formal expression of will, wish, or choice in some matter, whether of a single individual, as one of a number interested in common, or of a body of individuals, signified by voice, by ballot, etc.
2. the means by which such expression is made, as a ballot, ticket, etc.
3. the right to such expression; suffrage.
4. the decision reached by voting, as by a majority of ballots cast.
5. a number of votes (or expressions of will) collectively: the Labor vote, a light vote was polled.
6. an expression of feeling, as approval, or the like: they gave him a vote of confidence.
7. an award, grant, or the like, voted: a vote of 00 for a new building.
8. Obsolete a vow.
-- verb (i)
9. to express or signify choice in a matter undergoing decision, as by a voice, ballot, or otherwise; give or cast a vote or votes: for whom will you vote at the election?
-- verb (t)
10. to enact, establish, or determine by vote; bring or put ( in, out, down, etc.) by vote; grant by vote: to vote an appropriation for a new school.
11. to support by one's vote: to vote Liberal.
12. to advocate by or as by one's vote: to vote that the report be accepted.
13. to declare by general consent: they voted the trip a success.
-- phrase
14. vote with one's feet, Colloquial to express one's disapproval by leaving.
[late ME, from L votum vow, wish]