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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A paper slip or card indicating that its holder has paid for or is entitled to a specified service, right, or consideration.
  • noun An e-ticket.
  • noun A certifying document, especially a captain's or pilot's license.
  • noun An identifying or descriptive tag attached to merchandise; a label.
  • noun A list of candidates proposed or endorsed by a political party; a slate.
  • noun A legal notice to a person charged with a violation of law, especially a minor violation.
  • noun The proper or desirable thing.
  • noun Informal A means to an end.
  • transitive verb To provide with a ticket for passage or admission.
  • transitive verb To attach a ticket to; tag.
  • transitive verb To designate for a specified use or end; destine.
  • transitive verb To serve (a person) with a notice of legal violation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A visiting-card.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Commission; papers showing or entitling to appointment, rank, or rating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To distinguish by a ticket; to put a ticket on.
  • transitive verb United States To furnish with a tickets; to book.
  • noun A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the like, serving as a notice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something.
  • noun Obs. or Local A little note or notice.
  • noun obsolete A tradesman's bill or account.
  • noun A certificate or token of right of admission to a place of assembly, or of passage in a public conveyance.
  • noun A label to show the character or price of goods.
  • noun A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, or the like.
  • noun (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.
  • noun a ticket from which the names of one or more of the candidates are scratched out.
  • noun a ticket representing different divisions of a party, or containing candidates selected from two or more parties.
  • noun a ticket containing the regular nominations of a party, without change.
  • noun (Com.), [Eng.] the day before the settling or pay day on the stock exchange, when the names of the actual purchasers are rendered in by one stockbroker to another.
  • noun [Eng.] a license or permit given to a convict, or prisoner of the crown, to go at large, and to labor for himself before the expiration of his sentence, subject to certain specific conditions.
  • noun [Eng.] a licensed porter wearing a badge by which he may be identified.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A pass entitling the holder to admission to a show, concert, etc.
  • noun A pass entitling the holder to board a train, a bus, a plane, or other means of transportation
  • noun A citation for a traffic violation.
  • noun A permit to operate a machine on a construction site.
  • noun A service request, used to track complaints or requests that an issue be handled. (Generally Internet Service Provider related).
  • noun informal A list of candidates for an election, or a particular theme to a candidate's manifesto.
  • noun A solution to a problem; something that is needed.
  • verb To issue someone a ticket, as for travel or for a violation of a local or traffic law.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb provide with a ticket for passage or admission
  • noun a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
  • noun a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment)
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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; see steig- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French estiquet, also estiquette. More at etiquette.

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