from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A telegraphic instrument that receives news reports and prints them on paper tape.
- n. Any of various devices that receive and display similar information, such as stock market quotations, electronically.
- n. Slang A watch.
- n. Slang The heart.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A measuring or reporting device, particularly one which makes a ticking sound as the measured events occur.
- n. A stock ticker.
- n. A news ticker.
- n. The heart.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, ticks, or produces a ticking sound, as a watch or clock, a telegraphic sounder, etc.
- n. A telegraphic receiving instrument that automatically prints off stock quotations (stock ticker), market report, or other news on a paper ribbon or “tape.”
- n. an electronic instrument receiving information by transmision from a remote source and displaying it in readable fashion, not necessarily on paper tape (e.g. on a video display terminal or moving ribbon of electronically controlled lights).
- n. The heart.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something which ticks, or makes a slight repeated sound.
- n. A telegraphic instrument, especially a stock indicator (which see, under indicator).
- n. A cribbing horse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small portable timepiece
- n. a character printer that automatically prints stock quotations on ticker tape
- n. the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
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