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ticket

noun tick·et \ ˈti-kət \

Definition of ticket

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 ticket
  • —K. 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

play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of ticket in a Sentence

  1. We bought tickets for the opera.

  2. I got a ticket for speeding.

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Origin and Etymology 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

ticket Synonyms


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ticket

verb

Definition of ticket

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

  1. He was ticketed for speeding.

  2. methods used for ticketing airline passengers

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First Known Use of ticket

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ticket Synonyms



TICKET Defined for English Language Learners

ticket

noun

Definition of ticket for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ticket

verb

Definition of ticket for English Language Learners

  • : 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


TICKET Defined for Kids

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ticket

noun tick·et \ ˈti-kət \

Definition of ticket for Students

1 :a document or token showing that a fare or a fee for admission or participation has been paid
  • a round trip ticket
  • movie tickets
  • a lottery ticket
2 :a summons or warning issued to a person who breaks a traffic law
  • a speeding ticket
3 :a list of candidates for nomination or election
4 :a slip or card recording a sale or giving information
5 :the correct or desirable thing
  • When school ended, a trip was just the ticket.

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ticket

verb

Definition of ticket for Students

ticketed; ticketing
1 :to attach a tag to :label
2 :to give a traffic ticket to


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