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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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)

Etymologies

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)
From Old French estiquet, also estiquette. More at etiquette. (Wiktionary)

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