ticker

noun
tick·​er | \ ˈti-kər How to pronounce ticker (audio) \

Definition of ticker

: something that ticks or produces a ticking sound: such as
a : watch
b(1) : a telegraphic receiving instrument that automatically prints off information (such as stock quotations or news) on a paper ribbon
(2) : a graphic on which information is scrolled across the top or bottom of a television or computer screen
c slang : heart

Examples of ticker in a Sentence

The news came over the ticker. Exercise is good for your ticker.

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After three weeks in quarantine (to prevent a purely hypothetical moon-germ contagion), the three Apollo 11 astronauts got their ticker-tape parade and eternal glory. Anchorage Daily News, "How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time.," 23 June 2019 After three weeks in quarantine (to prevent a purely hypothetical moon-germ contagion), the three Apollo 11 astronauts got their ticker-tape parade and eternal glory. The Washington Post, al.com, "How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time," 19 June 2019 After three weeks in quarantine (to prevent a purely hypothetical moon-germ contagion), the three Apollo 11 astronauts got their ticker-tape parade and eternal glory. Joel Achenbach, Washington Post, "How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time.," 19 June 2019 Slack’s direct listing (under the ticker WORK on the New York Stock Exchange) is expected to value the company at around $17 billion. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "After Slack, the IPO market might never be the same," 19 June 2019 In the era of Amazon Prime, buying a luxury ticker with just a few clicks may feel like no big deal. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Would You Buy a Luxury Watch Online?," 19 Mar. 2019 Crowley, who had his eyes on a Democratic leadership post, raised more than $3 million for the primary in New York’s 14th congressional district, with a donor list that read like a NASDAQ ticker; Ocasio-Cortez had just north of $300,000. Nash Jenkins, Time, "How Democrats in Congress Responded to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Surprise Win," 29 June 2018 The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol EPD. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "Project Redfish: Enterprise seeks to sell stake in Corpus Christi crude oil terminal," 18 June 2019 The company, which also has some brick-and-mortar stores, has just filed for an initial public offering under the ticker symbol REAL. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Ferndale hairstylist explains how he's pulling in $280K per year," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of ticker

1821, in the meaning defined above

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ticker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ticker

: a machine that receives and prints out stock prices and other news on long, thin pieces of paper
: a narrow area that shows information across the top or bottom of a television or computer screen

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