ticket

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

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ticket (plural tickets or tix)

A ticket.
  1. A pass entitling the holder to admission to a show, concert, etc.
  2. A pass entitling the holder to board a train, a bus, a plane, or other means of transportation
  3. A citation for a traffic violation.
  4. A permit to operate a machine on a construction site.
  5. A service request, used to track complaints or requests that an issue be handled. (Generally Internet Service Provider related).
  6. (informal) A list of candidates for an election, or a particular theme to a candidate's manifesto.
    Joe has joined the party's ticket for the county elections.
    Joe will be running on an anti-crime ticket.
  7. A solution to a problem; something that is needed.
    That's the ticket.
    I saw my first bike as my ticket to freedom.
    • 1884, Mark Twain, chapter 34, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, ISBN 0-553-21079-3:
      "Here's the ticket. This hole's big enough for Jim to get through if we wrench off the board."
  8. (dated) A little note or notice.
    • Fuller
      He constantly read his lectures twice a week for above forty years, giving notice of the time to his auditors in a ticket on the school doors.
  9. (dated) A tradesman's bill or account (hence the phrase on ticket and eventually on tick).
    • J. Cotgrave
      Your courtier is mad to take up silks and velvets / On ticket for his mistress.
  10. A label affixed to goods to show their price or description.
  11. A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, etc.

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ticket (third-person singular simple present tickets, present participle ticketing, simple past and past participle ticketed)

  1. To issue someone a ticket, as for travel or for a violation of a local or traffic law.

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French[edit]

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ticket m (plural tickets)

  1. ticket (admission, pass)
  2. receipt
  3. (Quebec) ticket (traffic citation)

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ticket m (invariable)

  1. prescription charge
  2. ticket stub (especially at a horserace)

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ticket

  1. definite singular of tick