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.
Recent Examples on the Web At a ticker-tape parade in New York, a few days later, the same cheer resounded. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "The U.S. Soccer Team Is Still Fighting for Equal Treatment," 4 May 2020 Ticker tape was printed from stock tickers, a machine that was used to track stock information, and it was used as a source of scrap paper that people threw during the parades. Allen Kim And Elizabeth Joseph, CNN, "NYC mayor promises to throw healthcare workers and first responders the biggest ticker tape parade ever," 21 Apr. 2020 Fellow eagle enthusiasts can compare notes in the webcam’s accompanying chat forum, and count down to the arrival of the pair’s two hatchlings with help from a real-time ticker (currently T-minus 10 days and counting). Lindsay Lambert Day, Condé Nast Traveler, "These Wildlife Webcams Will Cure Your Cabin Fever," 18 Mar. 2020 Stock movements noted by ticker reflect movements during regular trading hours. James Willhite, WSJ, "Stocks to Watch: Mondelez, Gap, JP Morgan, Starbucks," 6 Mar. 2020 As a result, investors have bid up by the share price of Zoom Video Communications (ticker: ZM) by more than 50% in recent weeks. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "The global rally at risk of fizzling after Thursday’s historic ‘bull’ run," 27 Mar. 2020 Then the broadcast cut to a printout of the day’s minute-by-minute ticker. Mattathias Schwartz, New York Times, "Trump and His Allies Played Down the Virus. Then the Dow Got Infected.," 27 Mar. 2020 That company’s ticker is ZM, and its shares have risen about 11% this week amid widespread market turmoil. Nathan Crooks / Bloomberg, Time, "$ZOOM Shares Double Amid Coronavirus Concerns. But Investors Mistakenly Bet on the Wrong Company," 28 Feb. 2020 Your heart beat changes because your ticker blorbs into a sphere, your eyes change shape making your vision worse and your body generally goes catawampus due to the lack of gravity. Shannon Stirone, Wired, "Space Photos of the Week: The Stellar Women of the ISS," 15 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of ticker

1821, in the meaning defined above

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9 May 2020

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“Ticker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ticker. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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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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