verb (used with object)
Origin of ticket
Related Words for ticketslicense, certificate, coupon, admission, receipt, record, paper, voucher, passport, permit, document, check, card, sticker, notice, key, slip, passage, chit, label
Examples from the Web for tickets
Contemporary Examples of tickets
Tickets go on sale to the public January 15; check back then for a link and an early peek at the inspiring lineup of speakers.Save the Date: Women in the World 2015
December 23, 2014
Literally, 72% of our tour income came from the tickets you bought.How Much Money Does a Band Really Make on Tour?
December 8, 2014
With over 200 performances a year, the Met needs to sell 4,000 tickets to each of them in order to sell out.Inside the Metropolitan Opera’s Insane Year
Shawn E. Milnes
November 23, 2014
Tickets will be free, but anyone who has ever denied anthropogenic climate change will be automatically denied a boarding pass.I Want My Damn Hoverboard! 12 Movie Inventions That Should Exist
October 25, 2014
Tickets for Women in the World Texas are on sale now at Ticketmaster and at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre box office.Here’s the Program for Women in the World Texas!
October 2, 2014
Historical Examples of tickets
"You can come now and get your tickets," and their troubles were over.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Mart, I've got tickets to a show,—a nice place,—and I want you to go along.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
I will take the tickets, and slip in yours into your hand as I pass you.The Secret Agent
I could get tickets if I dared, but I don't mean to go any more.
For three penny tickets one had quite a wide range of choice.The Uncommercial Traveller
Word Origin for tickets
- 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.