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Definitions of ticket

  1. issue a ticket or a fine to; " I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street"; " Move your car or else you will be ticketed!"
  2. a summons issued to an offender ( especially to someone who violates a traffic regulation)
  3. a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something ( as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment)
  4. the appropriate or desirable thing; " this car could be just the ticket for a small family"
  5. a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
  6. provide with a ticket for passage or admission; " Ticketed passengers can board now"
  7. issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty; " I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street"; " Move your car or else you will be ticketed!"
  8. A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the like, serving as a notice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something.
  9. A little note or notice.
  10. A tradesman's bill or account.
  11. A certificate or token of right of admission to a place of assembly, or of passage in a public conveyance; as, a theater ticket; a railroad or steamboat ticket.
  12. A label to show the character or price of goods.
  13. A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, or the like.
  14. A printed list of candidates to be voted for at an election; a set of nominations by one party for election; a ballot.
  15. To distinguish by a ticket; to put a ticket on; as, to ticket goods.
  16. To furnish with a tickets; to book; as, to ticket passengers to California.
  17. To mark by a label.
  18. A small piece of paper, card- board, or the like, with something written or printed on it, and serving as a notice, acknowledgment, etc.; as, a bill posted up, in 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."- Fuller: a label stuck on the outside of anything to give notice of something concerning it, as to show the character or price of goods: a token of a right or debt, contained in general on a card or slip of paper; as, a certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other mode of distributing money, goods, and the like: a marked card or slip of paper given as an acknowledgment of goods deposited or pledged, or as a certificate or right of entry to a place of public amusement, or to travel in a railway or by other public conveyance: in politics, a printed list of candidates to be used at an election; the names on a list of candidates: a set of nominations for election.
  19. To distinguish by a ticket; to put a ticket on; as, to ticket goods: to furnish with a ticket; as, to ticket a passenger to California.
  20. A marked card; card of admission; memorandum.
  21. To mark or note by a ticket.
  22. To fix a ticket to; label.
  23. A card showing that the holder is entitled to something, as admission or transportation.
  24. A tag or label.
  25. A ballot; also, the list of nominees of a party.
  26. A piece of paper or a card, which gives the holder some specific right; a certificate that something is due to the holder.
  27. To distinguish by a ticket. Ticket of leave, a document setting a convict free before the expiry of the term of his sentence in consideration of his industry or good conduct.
  28. A mark stuck on the outside of anything to give notice of something concerning it; a token or certificate to secure some benefit or privilege; a slip of paper bearing a mark, number, & c.; a small card inscribed and numbered, admitting to a place of amusement, or to travel on a railway, steamboat, & c.

Usage examples for ticket

  1. If we find a lot of it we can buy a ticket for Coney Island. – Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's by Laura Lee Hope
  2. She understood her " Uncle Cy," and didn't mind being called a " hard ticket" by him. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  3. After dinner to the office, where Sir J. Minnes did make a great complaint to me alone, how my clerk Mr. Hater had entered in one of the Sea books a ticket to have been signed by him before it had been examined, which makes the old fool mad almost, though there was upon enquiry the greatest reason in the world for it. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  4. Yes; I took it out of my pocket when I paid for a ticket. – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  5. First you'll have to work for your mate's ticket. – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  6. The Home Rule ticket, you know! – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  7. Dorian will get me a ticket for Georgie. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  8. No- I don't want to sell the ticket- not I! – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  9. He got the ticket. – The Children of the Poor by Jacob A. Riis
  10. I signed his ticket and bestowed ten cents upon him, because he had curly hair and a snub nose. – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  11. Even as she looked, Mrs. Poppit and Isabel crossed the yard into the waiting- room and ticket- office. – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  12. I can't pay for the ticket. – The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories by E. M. Forster
  13. " No doubt he got his ticket in the ordinary way," Morriston said. – The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
  14. I could have bought out the holdin's of the entire bunch for my return ticket. – Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford
  15. Also, you better see about that ticket on the Mary Elizabeth. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower
  16. If the ticket- collector was to be credited, the objects of his search had reached Westbourne Park, where their tickets had been taken. – The Mark Of Cain by Andrew Lang
  17. The first thing he did was to hunt through his clothes for his ticket. – Continuous Vaudeville by Will M. Cressy
  18. Do you want a ticket or not? – Sunny Boy in the Big City by Ramy Allison White
  19. She should hand him her purse with which to purchase her ticket. – The Etiquette of To-day by Edith B. Ordway
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