ticket

noun
tick·et | \ˈti-kət \

Definition of ticket 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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

6a : a document that serves as a certificate, license, or permit especially : a mariner's or airman's certificate

b : tag, label

ticket

verb
ticketed; ticketing; tickets

Definition of ticket (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to furnish or serve with a ticket ticketed for illegal parking

2 : to attach a ticket to : label also : designate

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Other Words from ticket

Noun

ticketless \ˈti-kət-ləs \ adjective

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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Pinnock was also issued a traffic ticket for failure to wear a seat belt, according to the release. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Loaded gun, bags of marijuana recovered during traffic stop in Evanston: Police," 13 July 2018 The concert will require a separate admission ticket that can be purchased through Ticktmaster. Adesuwa Agbonile, sacbee, "5 Cal State Fair musical acts you don’t want to miss this year," 13 July 2018 Mosley was not given a ticket, according to The Arizona Republic. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Arizona lawmaker apologizes after bragging about speeding to cop during traffic stop," 13 July 2018 Usually, the first person to arrive, often hours before the food drop, gets a ticket to be the first in line for food. Nyssa Kruse, courant.com, "CRT Volunteer George Brice Helps The Hungry, 'Rain Or Shine'," 12 July 2018 In 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced his choice of Representative Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running-mate; Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 12 July 2018 Under New York state election laws, there are three ways for a candidate to get off a party’s ticket: Move out of New York, die or accept the same party’s line for another race. Katie Honan, WSJ, "Ocasio-Cortez Clashes With Congressman Over Concession Calls," 12 July 2018 Players are subesquently flown from minicamps to Las Vegas, and are granted a return ticket following Summer League to any destination in the country, often to a city that launches a vacation. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "The Economics of a Las Vegas Summer League Invite," 12 July 2018 All shows are free and open to the public without a ticket. Harley Davidson Motor Company, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How to access more at Harley’s 115th party," 12 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The preservation society says the welcome center, a $5.4 million project, will provide modern bathroom and ticketing facilities and a place to get refreshments. Washington Post, "Welcome center to open at mansion after long-running battle," 13 June 2018 In Arizona, drivers can be ticketed for not wearing a seat belt as a secondary violation if they are stopped for something else. Nathan J. Fish, azcentral, "Arizona police agencies start statewide seat belt initiative Monday," 18 May 2018 Here is a rundown of the films playing at this year's 70 mm Film Festival, showtimes, and ticketing information. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "The complete lineup for Chicago's Music Box Theatre's 70 mm Film Festival," 19 July 2017 Last year, the total PPA revenue from ticketing that went to the city and school district was $50 million. Jason Laughlin, Philly.com, "Was Philly's parking amnesty program worth it?," 22 May 2018 WWE SummerSlam's billed as Joe Louis Arena's last ticketed public event, gave metro Detroiters a chance to say farewell to the arena. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "On this date: Joe Louis Arena dedication touched off lifetime of memories," 12 June 2018 The parade is a free, public event; the festival portion is ticketed ($25 – $400) and will feature three stages of live music from Kehlani, Tove Lo, Icona Pop, Eve, and many more. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "Here’s How to Celebrate LGBTQ Pride in Los Angeles This June," 22 May 2018 Additionally, City Hall houses a mayor and police officers (Kids can get ticketed for walking on the grass or running.), kids staff a radio station, taking music requests from their peers all day; and produce a newspaper. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "It's 'Take your child to work day,' and my child took me to her work instead.," 26 Apr. 2018 Passengers ticketed to fly through Colorado Springs on Tuesday had two obvious options. Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY, "Colorado Springs: All Tuesday flights canceled after airport fire," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of ticket

Noun

1529, in the meaning defined at sense 6a

Verb

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for ticket

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

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ticket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ticket

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

English Language Learners Definition of ticket (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

noun
tick·et | \ˈti-kət \

Kids Definition of ticket

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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.

ticket

verb
ticketed; ticketing

Kids Definition of ticket (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to attach a tag to : label

2 : to give a traffic ticket to

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