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Meaning of ticket by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Old French estiquet, also estiquette. More at etiquette .


    • ( UK, US ) IPA: /ˈtɪkɪt/
    • Rhymes: -ɪkɪt


    ticket ( plural: tickets or tix )

    A ticket.
    1. A pass entitling the holder to admission to a show, concert, etc .
    2. A pass entitling the holder to board a train, a bus, a plane, or other means of transportation
    3. A citation for a traffic violation .
    4. A permit to operate a machine on a construction site .
    5. A service request, used to track complaints or requests that an issue be handled. ( Generally Internet Service Provider related ) .
    6. ( informal ) A list of candidates for an election, or a particular theme to a candidate's manifesto .
      Joe has joined the party's ticket for the county elections .
      Joe will be running on an anti-crime ticket .
    7. A solution to a problem; something that is needed .
      That's the ticket .
      I saw my first bike as my ticket to freedom .

    See also

    • Ticket on Wikipedia .
    • wikisource-logo.svg ticket in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica .

    Derived terms

Explanation of ticket by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. provide with a ticket for passage or admission

    2. Ticketed passengers can board now
    3. issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty

    4. Move your car or else you will be ticketed!
    1. the appropriate or desirable thing

    2. this car could be just the ticket for a small family
    3. a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices

    4. a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something ( as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment )

    5. a summons issued to an offender ( especially to someone who violates a traffic regulation )

    6. a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc .

    Definition of ticket by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Ticket n. [F. étiquette a label, ticket, fr. OF. estiquette, or OF. etiquet, estiquet; both of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. stick. See Stick, n. & v., and cf. Etiquette, Tick credit.] A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the like, serving as a notice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something. Specifically: --

      A little note or notice. [Obs. or Local]

      He constantly read his lectures twice a week for above forty years, giving notice of the time to his auditors in a ticket on the school doors. Fuller.

      A tradesman's bill or account. [Obs.]

      ☞ Hence the phrase on ticket, on account; whence, by abbreviation, came the phrase on tick. See 1st Tick.

      Your courtier is mad to take up silks and velvets

      On ticket for his mistress. J. Cotgrave.

      A certificate or token of right of admission to a place of assembly, or of passage in a public conveyance; as, “a theater ticket; a railroad or steamboat ticket”.

      A label to show the character or price of goods.

      A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, or the like.

      ( Politics ) A printed list of candidates to be voted for at an election; a set of nominations by one party for election; a ballot. [U. S.]

      The old ticket forever! We have it by thirty-four votes. Sarah Franklin ( 1766 ).

      Scratched ticket, a ticket from which the names of one or more of the candidates are scratched out. -- Split ticket, a ticket representing different divisions of a party, or containing candidates selected from two or more parties. -- Straight ticket, a ticket containing the regular nominations of a party, without change. -- Ticket day ( Com. ), the day before the settling or pay day on the stock exchange, when the names of the actual purchasers are rendered in by one stockbroker to another. [Eng.] Simmonds. -- Ticket of leave, a license or permit given to a convict, or prisoner of the crown, to go at large, and to labor for himself before the expiration of his sentence, subject to certain specific conditions. [Eng.] Simmonds. -- Ticket porter, a licensed porter wearing a badge by which he may be identified. [Eng.]

    2. Ticket, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ticketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Ticketing.]
      1. To distinguish by a ticket; to put a ticket on; as, “to ticket goods”.

      2. To furnish with a tickets; to book; as, “to ticket passengers to California”. [U. S.]