Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Places and objects involved in elections - synonyms or related words

ballot

noun

a piece of paper that you write your vote on

ballot box

noun

a box in which you put your ballot paper after you have voted

ballot paper

noun

British

a ballot that you write your vote on

polling booth

noun

British

a small enclosed space where you stand to mark your piece of paper secretly when you go to vote

polling station

noun

British

a building where people go to vote in an election

voting booth

noun

mainly American

a polling booth

voting machine

noun

a machine that records and counts the votes in an election

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog