verb (used with object)
- tickell, thomas,
- ticker tape,
- ticker-tape parade,
- ticket agency,
- ticket agent,
- ticket day,
- ticket of leave,
- ticket office
Origin of ticket
Examples from the Web for ticket
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|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.
When I sell a ticket to Shoshone, I'm the ticket agent, and nothing else.Good Indian|B. M. Bower
It is wrong to raffle, anyway, says the chief of police, so it will serve them quite right—I shall not take a ticket.Sweethearts at Home|S. R. Crockett
No candidate on this ticket has ever sought or held a political office or job.'The System,' as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution|Franklin Hichborn
He did not buy his ticket from the agent; the conductor would supply him, and when the long train rolled in he got aboard.Northwest!|Harold Bindloss
A long-haired Hindu bairagi (holy man), who had just bought a ticket, halted before him at that moment and stared intently.Kim|Rudyard Kipling
- 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.