American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A paper slip or card indicating that its holder has paid for or is entitled to a specified service, right, or consideration: a theater ticket; an airline ticket.
- n. An e-ticket.
- n. A certifying document, especially a captain's or pilot's license.
- n. An identifying or descriptive tag attached to merchandise; a label.
- n. A list of candidates proposed or endorsed by a political party; a slate.
- n. A legal summons, especially for a traffic violation.
- n. The proper or desirable thing: A change of scene would be just the ticket for us.
- n. Informal A means to an end: "He went to Washington ... to become press secretary ... it was his ticket out of the Delta” ( Nicholas Lamann).
- v. To provide with a ticket for passage or admission: ticket all passengers through to Amsterdam.
- v. To attach a ticket to; tag. See Synonyms at mark1.
- v. To designate for a specified use or end; destine: funds that have been ticketed for medical research.
- v. To serve (an offender) with a legal summons: ticket a speeding motorist.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Commission; papers showing or entitling to appointment, rank, or rating.
- n. A written or printed card or slip of paper affixed to something to indicate its nature, contents, or price, or to give other notice or information; a label.
- n. A bill or account stuck up; a score; hence, to take goods on or upon ticket, to buy on credit. Now contracted to tick. See tick, n.
- n. A slip of paper or cardboard on which a memorandum, notice, order, acknowledgment, or the like is written or printed; a card or slip of paper serving as a token or evidence of a right or of a debt: as, a theater-ticket; a railway-ticket; a lottery-ticket; a pawn-ticket. The use of tickets is chiefly in contracts of a class such as are made in large numbers, with many persons, but all on the same terms. There has been much discussion as to whether a ticket is a contract. Rightly viewed, it is the token of a contract, and may or may not embody in the inscription terms of the contract; but when it does so, other terms may be implied by law, or expressly agreed on outside of its contents by the parties—the object of stating upon the ticket anything more than what is necessary to its use as a token being usually, if not always, merely to restrict some liability which the law would otherwise imply, not to embody the whole agreement.
- n. A visiting-card.
- n. A list of candidates nominated or put forward by a party, faction, etc., for election: as, the Democratic ticket; the Prohibition ticket; the regular and opposition tickets in the elections of a club.
- n. In certain mining districts of England and Wales, a tender from a smelter for a lot of ore offered by a miner, in accordance with the peculiar method of sale called ticketing or by ticket. See the quotation.
- n. in United States politics, to receive a larger vote than the average vote polled by one's associates on the same electoral ticket. Similarly, to run behind the ticket is to receive less than such an average vote.
- To put a ticket or label on; distinguish by affixing a ticket; label.
- To furnish with a ticket: as, to ticket a passenger to California.
- n. A pass entitling the holder to admission to a show, concert, etc.
- n. A pass entitling the holder to board a train, a bus, a plane, or other means of transportation
- n. A citation for a traffic violation.
- n. A permit to operate a machine on a construction site.
- n. A service request, used to track complaints or requests that an issue be handled. (Generally Internet Service Provider related).
- n. informal A list of candidates for an election, or a particular theme to a candidate's manifesto.
- n. A solution to a problem; something that is needed.
- v. To issue someone a ticket, as for travel or for a violation of a local or traffic law.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the like, serving as a notice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something.
- n. Obs. or Local A little note or notice.
- n. obsolete A tradesman's bill or account.
- n. A certificate or token of right of admission to a place of assembly, or of passage in a public conveyance.
- n. A label to show the character or price of goods.
- n. A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, or the like.
- n. (Politics), United States A printed list of candidates to be voted for at an election; a set of nominations by one party for election; a ballot.
- v. To distinguish by a ticket; to put a ticket on.
- v. United States To furnish with a tickets; to book.
- v. provide with a ticket for passage or admission
- n. a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
- n. a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment)
- v. issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
- n. a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
- n. the appropriate or desirable thing
- n. a summons issued to an offender (especially to someone who violates a traffic regulation)
- From Old French estiquet, also estiquette. More at etiquette. (Wiktionary)
- Obsolete French etiquet, label, note, from Old French estiquet, post serving as a target in certain sports, notice, label, from estiquier, to stick, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Get a complimentary companion ticket when you buy a qualifying ticket*”
“where to buy folding paper for hearts last time using bus ticket to fold hearts is very common, but now no more bus ticket liao. wat u meant by noes more bus ticket~? fold heart with paper gib zeh zeh ish good~? enough to fold 10 hearts. give a girl she'll sure fall in love with you one.”
“Like it or not, as divided as the party is, a join ticket is likely the only way democrats will see the White House in November.”
“The McCain/Palin ticket is the best fit to my policy views.”
“Certainly the GOP leadership understands that putting Sad Sarah on the ticket is a losing proposition and that to put her at the top of the ticket is tantamount to handing the election over to a Democrat or independent.”
“Although the ticket is already purchased, additional contributions are being accepted and names will be added to the list of contributors: the money raised will pay for other campaign expenses and the remainder will be offered to Mr. Abdelrazik when he returns to Canada, as a tiny, symbolic reparation for the crimes and injustices that have been committed against him.”
“This ticket is an invitation to attend an exclusive event – it pertains only to the person whose name appears in our records.”
“Having the ticket is the most important factor thus far.”
“Dems are really funny people, this election has been tailormade for you guys, unpopular war, bad economy etc, yet you guys are so divided. independents will never vote for your girl hillary, obama has a better chance with independents. putting hill on the ticket is a kiss of death. shanebarrow”
“Having HRC on the ticket is the only way I'd vote for Obama.”
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