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 ticketing
Did you include the $25 “ticketing with an agent” fee from United if you speak by phone?Those Awful Airline Fees From United, American, Delta, and the Rest Add Up|William J. McGee|August 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
George Robinson soon perceived this, and suggested that the ticketing should be abandoned.The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson|Anthony Trollope
My best record was ticketing about six thousand seven hundred in one day.Working With the Working Woman|Cornelia Stratton Parker
The requirements of speed in good local service are opposed to the ticketing method.Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2|Kempster Miller
- 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.