• (British, America) IPA: /ˈtɪkɪt/


  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.
    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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
  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."
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ticket (tickets, present participle ticketing; 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
  • Russian: обиле́тить

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