ticket

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noun

tick·​et ˈti-kət How to pronounce ticket (audio)
1
a
: a certificate or token showing that a fare or admission fee has been paid
b
: a means of access or passage
education is the ticket to a good job
2
: a summons or warning issued to a traffic-law violator
3
: a list of candidates for nomination or election : slate
4
: the correct or desirable thing
cooperation, that's the ticketK. E. Trombley
5
: a slip or card recording a transaction or undertaking or giving instructions
a savings deposit ticket
6
a
: a document that serves as a certificate, license, or permit
especially : a mariner's or airman's certificate
b
: tag, label
ticketless adjective

ticket

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verb

ticketed; ticketing; tickets

transitive verb

1
: to furnish or serve with a ticket
ticketed for illegal parking
2
: to attach a ticket to : label
also : designate

Examples of ticket in a Sentence

Noun We bought tickets for the opera. I got a ticket for speeding. Verb He was ticketed for speeding. methods used for ticketing airline passengers
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Single ticket prices range from $28 (Collision of Rhythm) to $165 (London Symphony Orchestra with Yunchan Lim). George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 June 2024 Place your luggage in the class in which your ticket is purchased. Emily Cappiello, Travel + Leisure, 9 June 2024
Verb
Andy Grammer tickets: What to know for Plainfield performance Presale tickets for Grammer will be available June 13 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with general sales beginning June 14 at 10 a.m. John Hiatt at Hendricks Live! Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, 5 June 2024 You might be arrested or ticketed, with a civil penalty of nearly $15,000. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for ticket 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

Noun

1529, in the meaning defined at sense 6a

Verb

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of ticket was in 1529

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Cite this Entry

“Ticket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ticket. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

ticket

1 of 2 noun
tick·​et ˈtik-ət How to pronounce ticket (audio)
1
: tag entry 1 sense 4, label
price ticket
2
: a summons or warning issued to a traffic offender
got a ticket for speeding
3
: a paper or token showing that a fare or admission fee has been paid
4
: a list of candidates
5
: a slip or card recording a business deal

ticket

2 of 2 verb
1
: to attach a ticket to : label
2
: to give a traffic ticket to
Etymology

Noun

from obsolete French etiquet "a notice attached to something," derived from early French estiquier "to attach"; of Dutch origin — related to etiquette

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