- The definition of a ticket is a printed piece of paper that gives someone the right to do or enter something, or a printed piece of paper citing a violation, or a list of candidates of a political party.
- An example of a ticket is a small piece of paper for movie admission.
- An example of a ticket is a piece of paper given by the police officer to the driver citing a fine for speeding.
- An example of a ticket is the two people selected by the Republican Party to run for President and Vice President in the national election.
- Ticket is defined as to label or provide with a piece of paper citing a violation or allowing for someone to do something.
An example of ticket is for a police officer to cite someone for speeding.
- Obs. any note, memorandum, voucher, etc.
- a printed card or piece of paper that gives a person a specified right, as to attend a theater, ride on a train, claim a purchase, etc.
- Informal a license or qualifying certificate: a second mate's ticket
- a label or tag, as on a piece of merchandise, giving the size, color, price, quantity, etc.
- the list of candidates nominated by a political party in an election; slate
- Informal a summons to court for a traffic violation
Origin of ticketaphetic from obsolete French etiquet (now étiquette)
- to label or tag with a ticket
- to provide a ticket or tickets for
- Informal to issue or attach a ticket (noun) to
just the ticket
that's the ticket!
- a. A paper slip or card indicating that its holder has paid for or is entitled to a specified service, right, or consideration: a theater ticket; an airline ticket.b. An e-ticket.
- A certifying document, especially a captain's or pilot's license.
- An identifying or descriptive tag attached to merchandise; a label.
- A list of candidates proposed or endorsed by a political party; a slate.
- A legal notice to a person charged with a violation of law, especially a minor violation.
- The proper or desirable thing: A change of scene would be just the ticket for us.
- Informal A means to an end: “He went to Washington … to become press secretary … it was his ticket out of the Delta” ( Nicholas Lamann )
transitive verbtick·et·ed, tick·et·ing, tick·ets
- To provide with a ticket for passage or admission: ticket all passengers through to Amsterdam.
- To attach a ticket to; tag: items that are ticketed in a pawnshop window.
- To designate for a specified use or end; destine: funds that have been ticketed for research.
- To serve (a person) with a notice of legal violation: ticket a speeding motorist.
Origin of ticketObsolete French etiquet label, note from Old French estiquet post serving as a target in certain sports, notice, label from estiquier to stick of Germanic origin ; see steig- in Indo-European roots.
(plural tickets or tix)
- A pass entitling the holder to admission to a show, concert, etc.
- A pass entitling the holder to board a train, a bus, a plane, or other means of transportation
- A citation for a traffic violation.
- A permit to operate a machine on a construction site.
- A service request, used to track complaints or requests that an issue be handled. (Generally Internet Service Provider related).
- (informal) A list of candidates for an election, or a particular theme to a candidate's manifesto.
- Joe has joined the party's ticket for the county elections.
- Joe will be running on an anti-crime ticket.
- A solution to a problem; something that is needed.
- That's the ticket.
- I saw my first bike as my ticket to freedom.
- (dated) A little note or notice.
- (dated) A tradesman's bill or account (hence the phrase on ticket and eventually on tick).
- A label affixed to goods to show their price or description.
- A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, etc.
(third-person singular simple present tickets, present participle ticketing, simple past and past participle ticketed)
- To issue someone a ticket, as for travel or for a violation of a local or traffic law.