Ticket meaning

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(informal) A license or qualifying certificate.

A second mate's ticket.

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A certifying document, especially a captain's or pilot's license.
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The proper or desirable thing.

A change of scene would be just the ticket for us.

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(informal) A means to an end.
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To provide with a ticket for passage or admission.

Ticket all passengers through to Amsterdam.

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To attach a ticket to; tag.

Items that are ticketed in a pawnshop window.

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To designate for a specified use or end; destine.

Funds that have been ticketed for research.

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To serve (a person) with a notice of legal violation.

Ticket a speeding motorist.

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(obs.) Any note, memorandum, voucher, etc.
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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.
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A label or tag, as on a piece of merchandise, giving the size, color, price, quantity, etc.
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The list of candidates nominated by a political party in an election; slate.
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(informal) A summons to court for a traffic violation.
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To label or tag with a ticket.
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To provide a ticket or tickets for.
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To issue or attach a ticket to.
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A pass entitling the holder to admission to a show, concert, etc.
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A pass entitling the holder to board a train, a bus, a plane, or other means of transportation.
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A permit to operate a machine on a construction site.
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A service request, used to track complaints or requests that an issue be handled. (Generally Internet Service Provider related).
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(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.

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A solution to a problem; something that is needed.

That's the ticket.

I saw my first bike as my ticket to freedom.

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(dated) A little note or notice.
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(dated) A tradesman's bill or account (hence the phrase on ticket and eventually on tick).
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A label affixed to goods to show their price or description.
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A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, etc.
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To issue someone a ticket, as for travel or for a violation of a local or traffic law.
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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.

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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.

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An identifying or descriptive tag attached to merchandise; a label.
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A list of candidates proposed or endorsed by a political party; a slate.
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A legal notice to a person charged with a violation of law, especially a minor violation.
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just the ticket
  • fitting; proper; just right
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that's the ticket!
  • a phrase used to express enthusiastic approval
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Origin of ticket

  • Obsolete 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 steig- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French estiquet, also estiquette. More at etiquette.

    From Wiktionary