I understand the definition to be the amount of work done in moving a charge from one point to another divided by the charge. If you have a standard 1.5 volt battery, the charge should move easily from one end of the circuit to the other because the positive terminal attracts the electrons. Thus, it would take less work to move the charge than if the terminals were both neutral. However, according to the formula V = W/Q if it takes less work, the voltage is less, and if it takes more work, the voltage is more, which goes against my intuitive thinking. Am I missing some piece of information?