write in
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to insert in a document or text 2. a. to insert (a name not listed on a ballot or voting machine) in an appropriate space b. to cast (a vote) in this manner

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • write-in — write ins N COUNT: also N n In the US, a write in is a vote that you make by writing the candidate s name on the ballot paper. When Republican write ins were included, Johnson s margin of victory was only 230 votes... The state does not permit… …   English dictionary

  • write in — (something) to send a letter or electronic message to an organization or business. A lot of customers write in their complaints and get nothing from the company in response. Write in today and let us know what you think …   New idioms dictionary

  • write-in — ☆ write in [rītin΄ ] n. 1. a vote for some person whose name is not on the ballot, made by inserting that person s name 2. a person whose name is so inserted adj. of or relating to a write in [write in campaign] …   English World dictionary

  • write in — index enter (record) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • write-in — n AmE a vote you give to someone by writing their name on your ↑ballot paper …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • write-in — noun count AMERICAN an extra name that a voter adds to a BALLOT (=the piece of paper on which you vote) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • write-in — write′ in n. cvb gov a candidate or vote for a candidate not listed on the printed ballot but written onto it by the voter • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • write in — verb 1. cast a vote by inserting a name that does not appear on the ballot Many voters wrote in the names of strangers • Derivationally related forms: ↑write in • Hypernyms: ↑vote • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • write in — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you write in to an organization, you send them a letter. [V P] What s the point in writing in when you only print half the letter anyway?... [V P to n] So there s another thing that you might like to write in to this programme… …   English dictionary

  • write in — phrasal verb Word forms write in : present tense I/you/we/they write in he/she/it writes in present participle writing in past tense wrote in past participle written in 1) [intransitive] to write to an organization, for example because you want… …   English dictionary

  • write-in — noun 1. a candidate for public office whose name does not appear on the ballot and so must be written on the ballot by the voters • Syn: ↑write in candidate • Derivationally related forms: ↑write in • Hypernyms: ↑campaigner, ↑candidate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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