Ticket Tick"et, n. [F. ['e]tiquette a label, ticket, fr. OF. estiquette, or OF. etiquet, estiquet; both of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. stick. See {Stick}, n. & v., and cf. {Etiquette}, {Tick} credit.] A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the like, serving as a notice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) A little note or notice. [Obs. or Local] [1913 Webster]

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. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] (b) A tradesman's bill or account. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Note: Hence the phrase on ticket, on account; whence, by abbreviation, came the phrase on tick. See 1st {Tick}. [1913 Webster]

Your courtier is mad to take up silks and velvets On ticket for his mistress. --J. Cotgrave. [1913 Webster] (c) A certificate or token of right of admission to a place of assembly, or of passage in a public conveyance; as, a theater ticket; a railroad or steamboat ticket. [1913 Webster] (d) A label to show the character or price of goods. [1913 Webster] (e) A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, or the like. [1913 Webster] (f) (Politics) A printed list of candidates to be voted for at an election; a set of nominations by one party for election; a ballot. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

The old ticket forever! We have it by thirty-four votes. --Sarah Franklin (1766). [1913 Webster]

{Scratched ticket}, a ticket from which the names of one or more of the candidates are scratched out.

{Split ticket}, a ticket representing different divisions of a party, or containing candidates selected from two or more parties.

{Straight ticket}, a ticket containing the regular nominations of a party, without change.

{Ticket day} (Com.), 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. [Eng.] --Simmonds.

{Ticket of leave}, 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. [Eng.] --Simmonds.

{Ticket porter}, a licensed porter wearing a badge by which he may be identified. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Ticket — Tick et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ticketed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ticketing}.] 1. To distinguish by a ticket; to put a ticket on; as, to ticket goods. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with a tickets; to book; as, to ticket passengers to California. [U. S.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ticket — [tik′it] n. [aphetic < obs. Fr etiquet (now étiquette)] 1. Obs. any note, memorandum, voucher, etc. 2. a printed card or piece of paper that gives a person a specified right, as to attend a theater, ride on a train, claim a purchase, etc. 3. a …   English World dictionary

  • Ticket — Sn Fahrkarte, Eintrittskarte erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. ticket, dieses aus afrz. estiquet, zu afrz. estiquier, estequier hineinstecken , das germanischer Herkunft ist. Gemeint ist also zunächst ein Anhänger …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Ticket — »Fahrschein (besonders für Flug und Schiffsreisen); Eintrittskarte«: Das Wort wurde bereits im 18. Jh. aus engl. ticket »Berechtigungsschein, Nachweiskarte; Wettschein« entlehnt. Erst im 20. Jh. wurde es im Sinne von »Fahrschein« und… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • ticket — ► NOUN 1) a piece of paper or card giving the holder a right to admission to a place or event or to travel on public transport. 2) an official notice of a traffic offence. 3) a label attached to a retail product, giving its price, size, etc. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • ticket — n mark, brand, stamp, label, tag (see under MARK vb) ticket vb *mark, brand, stamp, label, tag Analogous words: affix, attach, *fasten: append, *add …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • Ticket — (engl.), 1) Anschlagzettel, dem französischen Etiquette (s.d. 1) u. 2) entsprechend; 2) Einlaßkarte, Loos, Stimmzettel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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