from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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).
  • transitive v. To provide with a ticket for passage or admission: ticket all passengers through to Amsterdam.
  • transitive v. To attach a ticket to; tag. See Synonyms at mark1.
  • transitive v. To designate for a specified use or end; destine: funds that have been ticketed for medical research.
  • transitive v. To serve (an offender) with a legal summons: ticket a speeding motorist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the like, serving as a notice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something.
  • n. A little note or notice.
  • n. 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. A printed list of candidates to be voted for at an election; a set of nominations by one party for election; a ballot.
  • transitive v. To distinguish by a ticket; to put a ticket on.
  • transitive v. To furnish with a tickets; to book.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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. 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.
  • 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.

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

  • 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 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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



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