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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A prize awarded by lottery to the holder of a ticket purchased at or before a function.

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  • n. A gift given to people who attend a meeting, party, event, etc., especially one which is given on a random basis to one or some of the attendees.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tickets are passed out at the entrance to a dance or party or other social function and a prize is awarded to the holder of the winning ticket


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