[ tik-it ]
/ ˈtɪk ɪt /
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.
verb (used with object)
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.
Words nearby ticket
Idioms for ticket
have tickets on oneself, Australian Slang. to be conceited.
Origin of ticket
1520–30; 1925–30 for def 4; earlier tiket < Middle French etiquet memorandum. See etiquette
OTHER WORDS FROM tickettick·et·less, adjectivere·tick·et, verb (used with object)un·tick·et·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unticketed
But when it came to eighty presents, and a company of eighty of the unwashed and unticketed, it became quite a different thing.Christmas Eve and Christmas Day|Edward E. Hale
British Dictionary definitions for unticketed
/ (ˈtɪkɪt) /
- 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
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 thingthat's the ticket
have tickets on oneself or have got tickets on oneself Australian informal to be conceited
verb -ets, -eting or -eted (tr)
to issue or attach a ticket or tickets to
informal to earmark for a particular purpose
See also tickets
Derived forms of ticketticketing, noun
Word Origin for ticket
C17: from Old French etiquet, from estiquier to stick on, from Middle Dutch steken to stick ²
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Idioms and Phrases with unticketed
see just the ticket; meal ticket; split ticket; straight ticket; write one's own ticket.
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