verb (used with object)
Origin of ticket
Related Words for ticketlicense, certificate, coupon, admission, receipt, record, paper, voucher, passport, permit, document, check, card, sticker, notice, key, slip, passage, chit, label
Examples from the Web for ticket
Contemporary Examples of ticket
Farrell issued a ticket to an 18-year-old shipyard worker for speeding and an improper exhaust mechanism, according to the TP.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
One area that would immediately benefit is revenue from ticket sales.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is
December 20, 2014
Everything you need to know about the U.S.-Cuba thaw, from the details of the deal to when you can book your ticket to Havana.Up To Speed: The Cuba Embargo
December 18, 2014
On Oct. 7, I bought my ticket to Kiev 45 minutes before my flight.Russians Plot Exiled Government in Kiev
December 16, 2014
According to a ticket seller who spoke to The Guardian, the site still receives only 10 visitors a day, on average.Egypt Ain’t The Only Pyramid Show In Town
December 11, 2014
Historical Examples of ticket
It was five minutes to four when she purchased her ticket to New York.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
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What if he should get into a train without a ticket, or send a guard to procure one for him?Life in London
Of course, he was going, but the perplexing thing was, what to do with that other ticket.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
He breakfasted at Mrs. McKee's, and was initiated into the mystery of the ticket punch.
If you miss any meals, your ticket is good until it is punched.
- a piece of paper, cardboard, etc, showing that the holder is entitled to certain rights, such as travel on a train or bus, entry to a place of public entertainment, etc
- (modifier)concerned with or relating to the issue, sale, or checking of ticketsa ticket office; ticket collector
verb -ets, -eting or -eted (tr)
Word Origin for ticket
1520s, "short note or document," from a shortened form of Middle French etiquet "label, note," from Old French estiquette "a little note" (late 14c.), especially one affixed to a gate or wall as a public notice, from estiquer "to affix, stick on, attach," from Frankish *stikkan, cognate with Old English stician "to pierce" (see stick (v.)).
Meaning "card or piece of paper that gives its holder a right or privilege" is first recorded 1670s, probably developing from the sense of "certificate, license, permit." The political sense of "list of candidates put forward by a faction" has been used in American English since 1711. Meaning "official notification of offense" is from 1930; parking ticket first attested 1947. Big ticket item is from 1970. Slang the ticket "just the thing, what is expected" is recorded from 1838, perhaps with notion of a winning lottery ticket.
1610s, from ticket (n.). Related: Ticketed; ticketing.
see just the ticket; meal ticket; split ticket; straight ticket; write one's own ticket.