verb (used with object)
Origin of ticket
Related Words for ticketinglettering, call, dub, nickname, identify, designate, organize, divide, distribute, label, segregate, allocate, analyze, arrange, blazing, scoring, ticketing, branding, labeling
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Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of ticketing
This ticketing is a curious and characteristic feature of the trade.
We know how deeply the Anglo-Saxon mind resents any social "ticketing."
And all this for want of making up his knowledge into proper bundles and ticketing them.Feeding the Mind
He was ticketing and folding samples of petticoats, pajamas, blouses, and night-gowns.Half Portions
Our comprehension of it is not helped by ticketing it "decadent" or "unhealthy," for those are empty adjectives of prejudice.Aspects and Impressions
- 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.