from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A paper slip or card indicating that its holder has paid for or is entitled to a specified service, right, or consideration.
  • noun An e-ticket.
  • noun A certifying document, especially a captain's or pilot's license.
  • noun An identifying or descriptive tag attached to merchandise; a label.
  • noun A list of candidates proposed or endorsed by a political party; a slate.
  • noun A legal notice to a person charged with a violation of law, especially a minor violation.
  • noun The proper or desirable thing.
  • noun Informal A means to an end.
  • transitive verb To provide with a ticket for passage or admission.
  • transitive verb To attach a ticket to; tag.
  • transitive verb To designate for a specified use or end; destine.
  • transitive verb To serve (a person) with a notice of legal violation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Commission; papers showing or entitling to appointment, rank, or rating.
  • To put a ticket or label on; distinguish by affixing a ticket; label.
  • To furnish with a ticket: as, to ticket a passenger to California.
  • noun A written or printed card or slip of paper affixed to something to indicate its nature, contents, or price, or to give other notice or information; a label.
  • noun A bill or account stuck up; a score; hence, to take goods on or upon ticket, to buy on credit. Now contracted to tick. See tick, n.
  • noun A slip of paper or cardboard on which a memorandum, notice, order, acknowledgment, or the like is written or printed; a card or slip of paper serving as a token or evidence of a right or of a debt: as, a theater-ticket; a railway-ticket; a lottery-ticket; a pawn-ticket.
  • noun A visiting-card.
  • noun A list of candidates nominated or put forward by a party, faction, etc., for election: as, the Democratic ticket; the Prohibition ticket; the regular and opposition tickets in the elections of a club.
  • noun In certain mining districts of England and Wales, a tender from a smelter for a lot of ore offered by a miner, in accordance with the peculiar method of sale called ticketing or by ticket. See the quotation.
  • noun in United States politics, to receive a larger vote than the average vote polled by one's associates on the same electoral ticket. Similarly, to run behind the ticket is to receive less than such an average vote.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To distinguish by a ticket; to put a ticket on.
  • transitive verb United States To furnish with a tickets; to book.
  • noun A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the like, serving as a notice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something.
  • noun Obs. or Local A little note or notice.
  • noun obsolete A tradesman's bill or account.
  • noun A certificate or token of right of admission to a place of assembly, or of passage in a public conveyance.
  • noun A label to show the character or price of goods.
  • noun A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, or the like.
  • noun (Politics), United States A printed list of candidates to be voted for at an election; a set of nominations by one party for election; a ballot.
  • noun a ticket from which the names of one or more of the candidates are scratched out.
  • noun a ticket representing different divisions of a party, or containing candidates selected from two or more parties.
  • noun a ticket containing the regular nominations of a party, without change.
  • noun (Com.), [Eng.] the day before the settling or pay day on the stock exchange, when the names of the actual purchasers are rendered in by one stockbroker to another.
  • noun [Eng.] a license or permit given to a convict, or prisoner of the crown, to go at large, and to labor for himself before the expiration of his sentence, subject to certain specific conditions.
  • noun [Eng.] a licensed porter wearing a badge by which he may be identified.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A pass entitling the holder to admission to a show, concert, etc.
  • noun A pass entitling the holder to board a train, a bus, a plane, or other means of transportation
  • noun A citation for a traffic violation.
  • noun A permit to operate a machine on a construction site.
  • noun A service request, used to track complaints or requests that an issue be handled. (Generally Internet Service Provider related).
  • noun informal A list of candidates for an election, or a particular theme to a candidate's manifesto.
  • noun A solution to a problem; something that is needed.
  • verb To issue someone a ticket, as for travel or for a violation of a local or traffic law.

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

  • verb provide with a ticket for passage or admission
  • noun a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
  • noun a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment)
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty


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

[Obsolete French etiquet, label, note, from Old French estiquet, post serving as a target in certain sports, notice, label, from estiquier, to stick, of Germanic origin; see steig- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French estiquet, also estiquette. More at etiquette.


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