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ballot Explained

ballot at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


ballot at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1549, from It. pallotte, dim. of palla "ball," for small balls used as counters in secret voting (see balloon). Earliest references are to Venice. ///

ballot at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Italian; Origin: ballotta, from balla ( BALLOON1); because small balls were used for voting]//
1 [U and C] a system of voting, usually in secret, or an occasion when you vote in this way: --The party leader is elected by secret ballot .// --Workers at the plant held a ballot and rejected strike action.//
2 [C] a piece of paper on which you make a secret vote: ballot paper// --Only 22% of voters cast their ballots .//
3 the ballot: the total number of votes in an election// --He won 54% of the ballot.//
ballot 2 v [I and T]
1 to ask someone to vote for something: ballot on/over// --Train drivers are being balloted on industrial action.//
2 to vote for something: ballot for// --Staff balloted for strike action yesterday.//

ballot at French => English Of Explained:

bale, grasp, grip, hold tight, pack, seize

ballot at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "ballot":
Australian ballot, Hare system, Indiana ballot,
Massachusetts ballot, absentee ballot, aye, blanket ballot,
canvass, canvassing, casting vote, counting heads,
cumulative voting, deciding vote, division, enfranchisement,
fagot vote, franchise, graveyard vote, hand vote, list system,
long ballot, nay, no, nonpartisan ballot, nontransferable vote,
office-block ballot, party emblem, party-column ballot, plebiscite,
plebiscitum, plumper, plural vote, poll, polling,
preferential voting, proportional representation, proxy,
record vote, referendum, representation, right to vote,
rising vote, sample ballot, say, secret ballot, short ballot,
show of hands, single vote, slate, snap vote, split ticket,
straight ticket, straw vote, suffrage, ticket, transferable vote,
viva voce, voice, voice vote, vote, vote in, voting, voting right,
write-in, write-in vote, yea, yeas and nays, yes

ballot at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

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BALLOT at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

If they had expected a warm welcome, they were in for a rude awakening (= they would soon realize that it would not be warm).
2 [C, U] the act of beginning to understand or feel sth; the act of sth starting or waking:
sexual awakening * the awakening of interest

Ballot at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ballot \Bal"lot\, v. t.
To vote for or in opposition to.

None of the competitors arriving to a sufficient number
of balls, they fell to ballot some others. --Sir H.

Ballot \Bal"lot\ (b[a^]l"l[u^]t), n. [F. ballotte, fr. It.
ballotta. See {Ball} round body.]
1. Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any
printed or written ticket used in voting.

2. The act of voting by balls or written or printed ballots
or tickets; the system of voting secretly by balls or by

The insufficiency of the ballot. --Dickens.

Ballot \Bal"lot\ (b[a^]l"l[u^]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
{Balloted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Balloting}.] [F. ballotter to
toss, to ballot, or It. ballottare. See {Ballot}, n.]
To vote or decide by ballot; as, to ballot for a candidate.

ballot at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting
2: a choice that is made by voting; "there were only 17 votes
in favor of the motion" [syn: {vote}, {voting}, {balloting}]

v : vote by ballot; "The voters were balloting in this state"

ballot at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » it ballotta, a small ball used to register a vote.
Not voting. The ballota was a ball drawn from an urn to select at random, by lottery, a person for a role.
Ref: See, for instance, p166 J J Norwich, 'History of Venice' Penguin 1983


* Inter: IPA » /ˈbælət/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"b{l@t/


Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-nou » n
  • a paper or card used to cast a vote
    1. the process of voting, especially in secret
    2. Inter: chiefly » US a list of candidates running for office; a ticket
    3. the total of all votes cast in an election


      Inter: trans-top » paper used for vote-casting

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|бюлетина|f|tr=bjuletína
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|papereta de vot|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|選票|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|选票|tr=xuǎnpiào|sc=Hani
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|äänestyslippu
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bulletin de vote|m, Inter: t+ » fr|bulletin|m
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Stimmzettel|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ψηφοδέλτιο|n|tr=psifodéltio
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|פתק הצבעה|m|tr=peteq hatzba'a

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|scheda elettorale|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|投票用紙|tr=とうひょうようし, tōhyō yōshi
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|scrutîn|m
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|stemmeseddel|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|boletim|m, Inter: t+ » pt|cédula|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бюллетень|m|tr=bjulleténʹ, Inter: t+ » ru|избирательный бюллетень|m|tr=izbirátelʹnyj bjulleténʹ|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|papeleta de voto|f, Inter: t+ » es|balota|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|valsedel|c

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » process of voting
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|гласуване|n|tr=glasuváne
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|baloto
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|äänestäminen, Inter: t+ » fi|äänestys
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ψηφοφορία|f|tr=psifoforía

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|avstemning|c
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|votação
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|голосование|n|tr=golosovánije, Inter: t+ » ru|волеизъявление|n|tr=voleizʺjavlénije, Inter: t+ » ru|баллотировка|f|tr=ballotiróvka|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|elecciones|f|p

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » list of candidates
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ehdokaslista
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ψηφοδέλτιο|n|tr=psifodéltio

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|valgliste|c
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|candidatura|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » total of all votes cast in an election
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|äänimäärä

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|opptelling|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • to vote
    1. to draw lots


      Inter: trans-top » to vote

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|гласувам
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|stemmen
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|äänestää
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|voter

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ψηφίζω|tr=psifízo
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|голосовать|tr=golosovátʹ
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|votar, Inter: t- » es|balotar

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to draw lots
    • Bulgarian: тегля жребии
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|arpoa

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|тянуть жребий|tr=tjanútʹ žrébij|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m



    balle + -ot


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • bundle, package

    Derived terms

    * C'est ballot

  • Translation: br » ballot
    Translation: cs » ballot
    Translation: de » ballot
    Translation: et » ballot
    Translation: el » ballot
    Translation: es » ballot
    Translation: eo » ballot
    Translation: fa » ballot
    Translation: fr » ballot
    Translation: ko » ballot
    Translation: io » ballot
    Translation: kn » ballot
    Translation: ku » ballot
    Translation: hu » ballot
    Translation: mg » ballot
    Translation: ml » ballot
    Translation: my » ballot
    Translation: ja » ballot
    Translation: ps » ballot
    Translation: pl » ballot
    Translation: pt » ballot
    Translation: ru » ballot
    Translation: sm » ballot
    Translation: fi » ballot
    Translation: sv » ballot
    Translation: ta » ballot
    Translation: te » ballot
    Translation: vi » ballot
    Translation: zh » ballot