What does ticking mean?

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ˈtɪk ɪŋtick·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tick, tickingnoun

    a metallic tapping sound

    "he counted the ticks of the clock"

  2. tickingnoun

    a strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers


  1. tickingnoun

    A strong cotton or linen fabric used to cover pillows and mattresses.

  2. tickingnoun

    A sound of something ticking.

  3. tickingnoun

    An illusional style of dance where one moves his or her body to the "tic" of the music creating a strobe or animated effect.

  4. tickingnoun

    A marking that occurs on some horses. It involves white flecks of hair at the flank, and white hairs at the base of the tail, called a skunk tail or rabicano. Sometimes referred to as birdcatcher ticks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ticking

    of Tick

  2. Tickingnoun

    a strong, closely woven linen or cotton fabric, of which ticks for beds are made. It is usually twilled, and woven in stripes of different colors, as white and blue; -- called also ticken

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ticking in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ticking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ticking in a Sentence

  1. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    For the moment we are not in a position to begin substantive negotiations immediately and therefore it would be unwise to start the process ticking by triggering Article 50.

  2. Raul Hernandez:

    They need to take credible action to move forward more quickly. In politics there is a clock ticking, one of economic expectations, especially since December 2014 when normalization with the United States began.

  3. David Donah:

    So, I'm supposed to somehow tell my kids that they are safe with 114 ticking time bombs essentially up on the hill above their homes, you want to talk about mad, mad doesn't describe what I'm feeling.

  4. Mike Pence:

    The clock is ticking, canada has already begun to make it through the legislative process, Mexico has already begun making changes that we asked for. ... We believe if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brings it to the floor it will pass.

  5. Tarek Tabl:

    This is the kind of investment that is producing only unemployment and chaos. We are turning into ticking time bombs.

Images & Illustrations of ticking

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