What does ticket mean?

Definitions for ticket
ˈtɪk ɪttick·et

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word ticket.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ticketnoun

    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, ticketnoun

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

  3. ticketnoun

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

  4. slate, ticketnoun

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

  5. ticket, just the ticketverb

    the appropriate or desirable thing

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

  6. ticket, fineverb

    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. ticketverb

    provide with a ticket for passage or admission

    "Ticketed passengers can board now"


  1. ticketnoun

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

  2. ticketnoun

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

  3. ticketnoun

    A citation for a traffic violation.

  4. ticketnoun

    A permit to operate a machine on a construction site.

  5. ticketnoun

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

  6. ticketnoun

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

  7. ticketnoun

    A solution to a problem; something that is needed.

  8. ticketverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ticketnoun

    A token of any right or debt upon the delivery of which admission is granted, or a claim acknowledged.

    Etymology: etiquet, Fr.

    There should be a paymaster appointed, of special trust, which should pay every man according to his captain’s ticket, and the account of the clerk of his band. Edmund Spenser.

    In a lottery with one prize, a single ticket is only enriched, and the rest are all blanks. Jeremy Collier, on Envy.

    Let fops or fortune fly which way they will,
    Disdains all loss of tickets or codille. Alexander Pope.

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. Ticketverb

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

  9. Ticketverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ticket

    tik′et, n. a marked card: a token of any right or debt, as for admission, &c.: a list of candidates put forward by a party for election: (obs.) a visiting-card.—v.t. to mark by a ticket.—ns. Tick′et-day, the day before settling day on the Stock Exchange; Tick′et-of-leave, a license to be at large, granted to a convict for good conduct; Tick′et-por′ter, a licensed porter wearing a badge or ticket; Cou′pon-tick′et (see Coupon); Straight′-ticket, a ticket bearing the names of the nominees of a political party, and them only.—Season ticket, a ticket entitling the holder to admission to lectures, &c., or to travel between certain places on a line of railway, for a certain specified period; The ticket, the correct thing. [Short for O. Fr. etiquet, a label, from Teut.; Ger. stecken, to stick.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ticket

    An official warrant of discharge, so that a heavy penalty attaches to the loss of any of the blank ones in the captain's charge. It is always used in counterparts, which are ordered to be perfect duplicates of each other.

Editors Contribution

  1. ticket

    Authority for a specific service in a paperless form.

    Paperless tickets can be delivered via m-tickets and other forms.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 6, 2020  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ticket in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ticket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ticket in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    President Trump will be campaigning aggressively throughout the midterms to ensure the MAGA ticket sweeps on Election Day, this includes providing a platform for candidates at President Trump massive Save America rallies and appearing in campaign commercials and fundraising solicitations.

  2. David Woodard:

    If Bernie Sanders is on the ticket then it's the same as if General Grant was invading the Palmetto State.

  3. Harold Diamond:

    I went to play golf the next day and the guys in the clubhouse were talking about the jackpot-winning ticket someone bought at a Valero on Route 302, and I thought, wait a minute I bought a ticket there last night!

  4. Fox News:

    In May you made it seem like the vaccine was the ticket to losing the mask forever.

  5. Kristin Supe:

    They were posted on doors and ticket windows. I took the picture and tweeted about it because I like for students to see how class material applies to the real world and daily life.

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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    • A. tight
    • B. plush
    • C. opaque
    • D. aligned

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