a slip, usually of paper or cardboard, serving as evidence that the holder has paid a fare or admission or is entitled to some service, right, or the like: a railroad ticket; a theater ticket.
a summons issued for a traffic or parking violation.
a written or printed slip of paper, cardboard, etc., affixed to something to indicate its nature, price, or the like; label or tag.
a slate of candidates nominated by a particular party or faction and running together in an election.
the license of a ship's officer or of an aviation pilot.
Banking. a preliminary recording of transactions prior to their entry in more permanent books of account.
Informal. the proper or advisable thing: That's the ticket! Warm milk and toast is just the ticket for you.
Archaic. a placard.
Obsolete. a short note, notice, or memorandum.
to attach a ticket to; distinguish by means of a ticket; label.
to furnish with a ticket, as on the railroad.
to serve with a summons for a traffic or parking violation.
to attach such a summons to: to ticket illegally parked cars.
Idioms about ticket
have tickets on oneself, Australian Slang. to be conceited.
- tick·et·less, adjective
- re·tick·et, verb (used with object)
- un·tick·et·ed, adjective
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How to use ticket in a sentence
To gauge participation, many instructors are asking students to answer a question in a chat box or complete an exit ticket with questions about the lesson and their own performance.Kids are shooting hoops with rolled up socks, but pandemic physical education is not canceled | Kelly Field | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
It was like receiving a winning ticket with someone else’s name on it.India is betting on glitchy software to inoculate 300 million people by August | Lindsay Muscato | February 10, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Authentic experiencesThe days of reliance on Facebook and Instagram ads as a ticket to success are over — even for DTC brands.Brand Summit Recap: Marketers face looming identity crisis | Digiday Editors | February 10, 2021 | Digiday
Virtual tickets are $10 and grant access to the film until noon on Saturday.
Although the event is free, donations are accepted by adding the amount to the virtual ticket, or through Venmo or Paypal.
Farrell issued a ticket to an 18-year-old shipyard worker for speeding and an improper exhaust mechanism, according to the TP.
One area that would immediately benefit is revenue from ticket sales.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is | Jesse Lawrence | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.
On Oct. 7, I bought my ticket to Kiev 45 minutes before my flight.
According to a ticket seller who spoke to The Guardian, the site still receives only 10 visitors a day, on average.
He had got his ticket of admission to the Casino, after arriving yesterday evening; but the Rooms had not pleased him then.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
Hilda suggested that the ticket-clerk should be interrogated, but the aperture of communication with him was shut.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
Outside Derby station was a ticket platform at which all incoming trains stopped for the collection of tickets.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
He went up to Jorgensen and asked where he could set up a temporary ticket office for Interplanet.Fee of the Frontier | Horace Brown Fyfe
The clerk who waited on them had come to the table and placed a punched ticket for the sundaes on it.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
British Dictionary definitions for ticket
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 tickets: a ticket office; ticket collector
a piece of card, cloth, etc, attached to an article showing information such as its price, size, or washing instructions
a summons served for a parking offence or violation of traffic regulations
informal the certificate of competence issued to a ship's captain or an aircraft pilot
mainly US and NZ the group of candidates nominated by one party in an election; slate
mainly US the declared policy of a political party at an election
British informal a certificate of discharge from the armed forces
informal the right or appropriate thing: that's the ticket
have tickets on oneself or have got tickets on oneself Australian informal to be conceited
to issue or attach a ticket or tickets to
informal to earmark for a particular purpose
- See also tickets
- ticketing, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with ticket
see just the ticket; meal ticket; split ticket; straight ticket; write one's own ticket.
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