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ticket

[tik-it] /ˈtɪk ɪt/
noun
1.
a slip, usually of paper or cardboard, serving as evidence that the holder has paid a fare or admission or is entitled to some service, right, or the like:
a railroad ticket; a theater ticket.
2.
a summons issued for a traffic or parking violation.
3.
a written or printed slip of paper, cardboard, etc., affixed to something to indicate its nature, price, or the like; label or tag.
4.
a slate of candidates nominated by a particular party or faction and running together in an election.
5.
the license of a ship's officer or of an aviation pilot.
6.
Banking. a preliminary recording of transactions prior to their entry in more permanent books of account.
7.
Informal. the proper or advisable thing:
That's the ticket! Warm milk and toast is just the ticket for you.
8.
Archaic. a placard.
9.
Obsolete. a short note, notice, or memorandum.
verb (used with object)
10.
to attach a ticket to; distinguish by means of a ticket; label.
11.
to furnish with a ticket, as on the railroad.
12.
to serve with a summons for a traffic or parking violation.
13.
to attach such a summons to:
to ticket illegally parked cars.
Idioms
14.
have tickets on oneself, Australian Slang. to be conceited.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; 1925-30 for def 4; earlier tiket < Middle French etiquet memorandum. See etiquette
Related forms
ticketless, adjective
reticket, verb (used with object)
unticketed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ticketless

ticket

/ˈtɪkɪt/
noun
1.
  1. a piece of paper, cardboard, etc, showing that the holder is entitled to certain rights, such as travel on a train or bus, entry to a place of public entertainment, etc
  2. (modifier) concerned with or relating to the issue, sale, or checking of tickets a ticket office, ticket collector
2.
a piece of card, cloth, etc, attached to an article showing information such as its price, size, or washing instructions
3.
a summons served for a parking offence or violation of traffic regulations
4.
(informal) the certificate of competence issued to a ship's captain or an aircraft pilot
5.
(mainly US & NZ) the group of candidates nominated by one party in an election; slate
6.
(mainly US) the declared policy of a political party at an election
7.
(Brit, informal) a certificate of discharge from the armed forces
8.
(informal) the right or appropriate thing that's the ticket
9.
(Austral, informal) have tickets on oneself, have got tickets on oneself, to be conceited
verb (transitive) -ets, -eting, -eted
10.
to issue or attach a ticket or tickets to
11.
(informal) to earmark for a particular purpose
See also tickets
Derived Forms
ticketing, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Old French etiquet, from estiquier to stick on, from Middle Dutch steken to stick²
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Contemporary definitions for ticketless
adjective

not having a ticket

Word Origin

1868

adjective

pertaining to travel not requiring a printed ticket; also, pertaining to travel by electronic ticket

Word Origin

1982

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Word Origin and History for ticketless
ticket
1520s, "short note or document," from an aphetic form of M.Fr. etiquet "label, note," from O.Fr. estiquette "a little note" (late 14c.), especially one affixed to a gate or wall as a public notice, from estiquer "to affix, stick," from Frank. *stikkan, cognate with O.E. stician "to pierce" (see stick (v.)). Meaning "card or piece of paper that gives its holder a right or privilege" is first recorded 1673, probably developing from the sense of "certificate, license, permit." The political sense of "list of candidates put forward by a faction" has been used in Amer.Eng. since 1711. The verb is first recorded 1610s. Meaning "official notification of offense" is from 1930; parking ticket first attested 1947. Big ticket item is from 1970. Slang the ticket "just the thing, what is expected" is recorded from 1838, perhaps with notion of a winning lottery ticket.
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Slang definitions & phrases for ticketless

ticket

noun

An official license or certificate, esp one for a ship's officer, a radio operator, etc (late 1800s+)

Related Terms

big ticket, have one's ticket punched, meal ticket, walking papers


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