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ticket

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noun tick·et \ˈti-kət\

Simple Definition of ticket

  • : a piece of paper that allows you to see a show, participate in an event, travel on a vehicle, etc.

  • : a card or piece of paper that shows that you are participating in a contest, raffle, etc.

  • : a piece of paper that officially tells you that you have driven or parked your car improperly and that you will have to pay a fine

Full Definition of ticket

  1. 1a :  a document that serves as a certificate, license, or permit; especially :  a mariner's or airman's certificateb :  tag, label

  2. 2a :  a certificate or token showing that a fare or admission fee has been paidb :  a means of access or passage <education is the ticket to a good job>

  3. 3 :  a list of candidates for nomination or election :  slate

  4. 4 :  the correct or desirable thing <cooperation, that's the ticket — K. E. Trombley>

  5. 5 :  a slip or card recording a transaction or undertaking or giving instructions <a savings deposit ticket>

  6. 6 :  a summons or warning issued to a traffic-law violator

tick·et·less play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of ticket

  1. We bought tickets for the opera.

  2. I got a ticket for speeding.



Origin of ticket

Middle French etiquet, estiquette note attached to something indicating its contents, from Middle French dialect (Picard) estiquier to attach, from Middle Dutch steken to stick; akin to Old High German sticken to prick — more at stick


First Known Use: 1529

Rhymes with ticket


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ticket

transitive verb tick·et

Simple Definition of ticket

  • : to give (a driver) a ticket for driving or parking improperly

  • : to give or sell a ticket to (someone)

  • : to give (someone or something) a specific purpose or destination

Full Definition of ticket

  1. 1 :  to attach a ticket to :  label; also :  designate

  2. 2 :  to furnish or serve with a ticket <ticketed for illegal parking>

Examples of ticket

  1. He was ticketed for speeding.

  2. methods used for ticketing airline passengers



1611

First Known Use of ticket

1611




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