(Bal"lot) 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.
(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.
(Bal"lo*tade`) (bal"lo*täd` or - tad`), n. [F. ballottade, fr. ballotter to toss. See Ballot, v. i.]
(Man.) A leap of a horse, as between two pillars, or upon a straight line, so that when his four feet are
in the air, he shows only the shoes of his hind feet, without jerking out.
(Bal`lo*ta"tion) n. Voting by ballot. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.
(Bal"lot*er) n. One who votes by ballot.
(Bal"lo*tin) n. [F.] An officer who has charge of a ballot box. [Obs.] Harrington.
(Bal"low) n. A cudgel. [Obs.] Shak.
(Ball"proof`) a. Incapable of being penetrated by balls from firearms.
(Ball"room`) n. A room for balls or dancing.
(Balm) n. [OE. baume, OF. bausme, basme, F. baume, L. balsamum balsam, from Gr. ba`lsamon; perhaps
of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. basam. Cf. Balsam.]
1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus Melissa.
2. The resinous and aromatic exudation of certain trees or shrubs. Dryden.
3. Any fragrant ointment. Shak.
4. Anything that heals or that mitigates pain. "Balm for each ill." Mrs. Hemans.
Balm cricket (Zoöl.), the European cicada. Tennyson. Balm of Gilead (Bot.), a small evergreen
African and Asiatic tree of the terebinthine family Its leaves yield, when bruised, a strong aromatic scent; and
from this tree is obtained the balm of Gilead of the shops, or balsam of Mecca. This has a yellowish
or greenish color, a warm, bitterish, aromatic taste, and a fragrant smell. It is valued as an unguent
and cosmetic by the Turks. The fragrant herb Dracocephalum Canariense is familiarly called balm of
Gilead, and so are the American trees, Populus balsamifera, variety candicans and Abies balsamea
(Balm), v. t. To anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal. Hence: To soothe; to mitigate. [Archaic]