Definitions for ticketˈtɪk ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tick•etˈtɪk ɪt(n.)

  1. a slip, usu. of paper or cardboard, serving as evidence that the holder has paid a fare or admission or is entitled to some service:

    a train ticket.

  2. a summons issued for a traffic or parking violation.

  3. a label or tag affixed to something to indicate its price, content, etc.

  4. a slate of candidates nominated by a particular party or faction.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Government

  5. the license of a ship's officer or of an aviation pilot.

  6. a preliminary recording of transactions prior to their entry in more permanent books of account.

    Category: Business

  7. Informal. the proper or advisable thing:

    that's the ticket!

    Category: Informal

  8. (v.t.)to attach a ticket to; label.

  9. to furnish with a ticket.

  10. to serve with a summons for a traffic or parking violation.

  11. to attach such a summons to:

    to ticket illegally parked cars.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of ticket:

1520–30; earlier tiket < MF etiquet memorandum. See etiquette

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ticket(noun)

    a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment)

  2. tag, ticket(noun)

    a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.

  3. ticket(noun)

    a summons issued to an offender (especially to someone who violates a traffic regulation)

  4. slate, ticket(noun)

    a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices

  5. ticket, just the ticket(verb)

    the appropriate or desirable thing

    "this car could be just the ticket for a small family"

  6. ticket, fine(verb)

    issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty

    "I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street"; "Move your car or else you will be ticketed!"

  7. ticket(verb)

    provide with a ticket for passage or admission

    "Ticketed passengers can board now"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ticket(noun)ˈtɪk ɪt

    a small piece of paper that allows sb to enter a place, event, etc.

    tickets to the movie; airline tickets

  2. ticketˈtɪk ɪt

    a piece of paper that tells how much money you must pay for breaking a driving law

    a parking ticket; a $150 ticket for speeding

  3. ticketˈtɪk ɪt

    a list of candidates supported by a particular party

    the Democratic presidential ticket


  1. ticket(Noun)

    A pass entitling the holder to admission to a show, concert, etc.

  2. ticket(Noun)

    A pass entitling the holder to board a train, a bus, a plane, or other means of transportation

  3. ticket(Noun)

    A citation for a traffic violation.

  4. ticket(Noun)

    A permit to operate a machine on a construction site.

  5. ticket(Noun)

    A service request, used to track complaints or requests that an issue be handled. (Generally Internet Service Provider related).

  6. ticket(Noun)

    A list of candidates for an election, or a particular theme to a candidate's manifesto.

  7. ticket(Noun)

    A solution to a problem; something that is needed.

  8. ticket(Verb)

    To issue someone a ticket, as for travel or for a violation of a local or traffic law.

  9. Origin: From estiquet, also estiquette. More at etiquette.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ticket

    a small piece of paper, cardboard, or the like, serving as a notice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something

  2. Ticket

    a little note or notice

  3. Ticket

    a tradesman's bill or account

  4. Ticket

    a certificate or token of right of admission to a place of assembly, or of passage in a public conveyance; as, a theater ticket; a railroad or steamboat ticket

  5. Ticket

    a label to show the character or price of goods

  6. Ticket

    a certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, or the like

  7. Ticket

    a printed list of candidates to be voted for at an election; a set of nominations by one party for election; a ballot

  8. Ticket(verb)

    to distinguish by a ticket; to put a ticket on; as, to ticket goods

  9. Ticket(verb)

    to furnish with a tickets; to book; as, to ticket passengers to California

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ticket' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4566

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ticket' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2217

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ticket' in Nouns Frequency: #956

Translations for ticket

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a piece of card or paper which gives the holder a certain right, eg of travel, entering a theatre etc

a bus-ticket; a cinema-ticket.

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