Definitions of election

  1. a vote to select the winner of a political office
  2. the act of selecting someone; " many candidates ran for election"
  3. the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; " her election of medicine as a profession"
  4. a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; " the results of the election will be announced tonight"
  5. the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy ( especially as conceived by Calvinists)
  6. the status or fact of being elected; " they celebrated his election"
  7. The act of choosing; choice; selection.
  8. The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by ballot, uplifted hands, or viva voce; as, the election of a president or a mayor.
  9. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act.
  10. Discriminating choice; discernment.
  11. The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other.
  12. Those who are elected.
  13. Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; - one of the five points of Calvinism.
  14. The act of choosing a person for some office or position; the selection by divine choice for salvation.
  15. The act of electing or choosing: the public choice of a person for office: freewill: ( theol.) the predetermination of certain persons as objects of divine mercy: ( B.) those who are elected.
  16. Power of choosing; act of electing.
  17. The act of electing; a vote; choice.
  18. The act of electing, especially for office by vote; choice, option, or free will; discrimination; predestination to salvation; those predestined.
  19. The choice or selection of a person or persons to fill some office; power of choosing; liberty to choose or act- as, he went by his own election; divine choice; predestination.

Quotes of election

  1. This is what happens, when, for the first time in modern history, a candidate resorts to lawsuits to try to overturn the outcome of an election for president. – James Baker
  2. George W. Bush bought the election period. End of story. There is no argument. You can try to come up with any argument you can, but there is none. – Gary Coleman
  3. In view of our public pledges, we public officials can never again go before the public merely promising election reform. The time for promises is past. – Charles Edison
  4. Conservatives have a different view of a lot of issues versus our friends on the other side. The election determines how that shakes out. – Lindsey Graham
  5. I knew that my staying up would not change the election result if I were defeated, while if elected I had a hard day ahead of me. So I thought a night's rest was best in any event. – Benjamin Harrison
  6. Certainly we know from our own experience how very difficult it is when you've lost an election that perhaps a lot of people were expecting you to win. – Patricia Hewitt
  7. I'm a political scientist and I study these things, and I know that economic problems, with the rising unemployment and inflation and low productivity and so forth, were a factor in that election in that defeat of President Carter. – Jeane Kirkpatrick
  8. Somebody asked me about the current choice we're being given in the presidential election I said, Well, it's like two of the scariest movies I can imagine. – Dean Koontz
  9. Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in. – H. L. Mencken
  10. We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons. – Michael Moore
  11. Bill and Hillary Clinton have one central idea in their uncluttered, ambitious minds: Hillary in 2008. Let Bush get re -elected, use the '04 primaries and general election to clean out the underbrush of competing Democratic candidates, and proceed unimpeded to the '08 nomination. – Dick Morris
  12. People know something has gone terribly wrong with our government and it has gotten so far off track. But people also know that there is nothing wrong in America that a good old -fashioned election can't fix. – Sarah Palin
  13. A funny thing happened on the way to the election I got to the Senate first. – Pierre Salinger
  14. Proposition 19 already is a winner no matter what happens on election day. The mere fact of its being on the ballot has elevated and legitimized public discourse about marijuana and marijuana policy in ways I could not have imagined a year ago. – George Soros
  15. The final ballots represent players, managers, executives and builders who are top -tier candidates and worthy of review for consideration for election to the Hall of Fame. – Fay Vincent

Usage examples for election

  1. I was able to turn that feeling to good account on the occasion of this Rossendale election – The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir
  2. He said that Wallingford, since his election as Mayor of Hathelsborough, had found out a lot- a great deal more than they wished him to know. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  3. They accepted his election as the will of the nation, and though they might wonder at your choice, did not presume to blame it. – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  4. He would win the election – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  5. It will be observed that by the constitution of Texas the existing government is only continued temporarily till Congress can act, and that the third Monday of the present month is the day appointed for holding the first general election – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  6. Who wouldn't give a vote for Brodereque at the next election – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  7. We shall have a bye- election the very last thing desirable. – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  8. The king's interference in the election of 1620 has naturally become a celebrated incident in the history of Virginia. – The Virginia Company Of London, 1606-1624 by Wesley Frank Craven
  9. So there will be another election – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  10. It was the day on which the king announced to his officers of high rank that any interference on the part of Austria with the election of a king in Poland would mean war. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  11. No man did so much to turn the last election as David Penlogan." – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  12. So he had set himself, by every means in his power, to oppose Roderigo's election – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  13. Within a few months an election occurred- not a National election but one in which the " machine" might have been crippled. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  14. 2. Immediately after they shall be assembled in consequence of the first election they shall be divided as equally as may be into three classes. – History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6) by E. Benjamin Andrews
  15. The election was a squeeze for him; of course he wouldn't let me take any subscription- it was the honor of the family. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  16. For his previously excellent health had broken down soon after his election and he never fully recovered it. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  17. Here, if ever, was an election – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  18. I suppose your election to Congress is absolutely certain. – Historic Homes by Mary H. Northend
  19. The election altogether, said he, laughing, is rather a sore point in the school. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. Wasn't the election satisfactory? – Rodney The Partisan by Harry Castlemon