What does ticket mean?

Definitions for ticket
ˈtɪk ɪttick·et

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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.


  1. ticket

    A ticket is a piece of paper, card, or digital document that serves as proof of permission to enter a place, participate in an event, use a service, or travel. It typically indicates details such as the date, time, and location of the event or service.

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. Emily Eavis:

    I really hope that everyone – from ticket-holder to headliner – will leave Worthy Farm this year knowing that even small, everyday changes can make a real difference, it's now or never.

  2. Michael Cohen:

    I was asked to go to Russia on almost a dozen or half a dozen occasions, i was asked to bring Mr. Trump to Russia. I want to be very clear about this. I never went. I never agreed to go. I never filed for a visa. I never booked a plane ticket. I never booked a hotel. I never intended to go unless there was a deal that had been consummated.

  3. Vito Halasan:

    I have really blurry vision, so I had to hold the ticket right up to my face, i couldn't believe it.

  4. Andrew Jezic:

    He was detained for 12 days, but then ICE made the discretionary decision to simply let him go. They put him on a plane in Texas and his father had to pay for the ticket. His father picked him up at BWI Airport and he's been in this country with the full awareness of ICE.

  5. Paul Dergarabedian of comScore:

    Jeff Bock, a box office analyst with Exhibitor Relations, declared to Variety. But Ben-Hur isn't the only epic fail. Proving that Americans aren't impressed with much of Hollywood's summer slate, there have been multiple flops, including the Ghostbusters remake, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Star Trek Beyond, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Legend of Tarzan, Warcraft, X Men: Apocalypse, and the Steven Spielberg directed fantasy, The BFG. Still, as The Wrap just reported, North American ticket sales are up 2.84 percent over 2015 receipts at this time. The films have cumulatively earned an astounding $4.14 billion domestic in figures calculated from 108 days after the first Friday in May until Aug. 22. This summer suffered from the problem of perception versus reality.

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