ticket

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ticket, from Old French etiquet m, *estiquet m, and etiquette f, estiquette f (a bill, note, label, ticket), from Old French estechier, estichier, estequier (to attach, stick), (compare Picard estiquier (to stick, pierce)), from Frankish *stikkan, *stikjan (to stick, pierce, sting), from Proto-Germanic *stikaną, *stikōną, *staikijaną (to be sharp, pierce, prick), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)teyg- (to be sharp, to stab). Doublet of etiquette. More at stick.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈtɪkɪt/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪkɪt

Noun[edit]

ticket (plural tickets or (informal) 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 technical support related).
  6. (informal) A list of candidates for an election, or a particular theme to a candidate's manifesto.
    • 2020 November 7, Chelsea Janes, “Kamala Harris, daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, elected nation’s first female vice president”, in Washington Post[1]:
      Harris’s victory comes 55 years after the Voting Rights Act abolished laws that disenfranchised Black Americans, 36 years after the first woman ran on a presidential ticket and four years after Democrats were devastated by the defeat of Hillary Clinton
    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.
  8. (dated) A little note or notice.
    • 1662, Thomas Fuller, History of the Worthies of England
      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).
  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.
  12. (dated) A visiting card.
    • 1878, Mrs. James Mason, All about Edith (page 124)
      I asked for a card, please, and she was quite put about, and said that she didn't require tickets to get in where she visited.
    • 1899, The Leisure Hour: An Illustrated Magazine for Home Reading
      "Mr. Gibbs come in just now," said Mrs. Blewett, "and left his ticket over the chimley. There 'tis. I haven't touched it."
  13. (law enforcement slang) A warrant.
    • 1999, Doug Most, Always in Our Hearts (page 148)
      [] I need a ticket, Bobby.” Agnor knew a ticket meant a search warrant.

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Verb[edit]

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.
  2. To mark with a ticket.
    to ticket goods in a retail store

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English ticket.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɪ.kət/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tic‧ket

Noun[edit]

ticket n or m (plural tickets, diminutive ticketje n)

  1. ticket or voucher

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English ticket.

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Noun[edit]

ticket m (plural tickets)

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

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English ticket. Doublet of etichetta.

Noun[edit]

ticket m (invariable)

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

Further reading[edit]

  • ticket in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English ticket.

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Noun[edit]

ticket m (plural tickets)

  1. ticket (slip entitling the holder to something)
    Synonym: bilhete

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English ticket.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtiket/, [ˈt̪iket̪]

Noun[edit]

ticket m (plural tickets)

  1. receipt

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ticket

  1. definite singular of tick