Meaning of ticket

tick•et

Pronunciation: (tik'it), [key]
— n.
  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. a preliminary recording of transactions prior to their entry in more permanent books of account.
  7. the proper or advisable thing: That's the ticket! Warm milk and toast is just the ticket for you.
  8. a placard.
  9. a short note, notice, or memorandum.
  10. to be conceited.
—v.t.
  1. to attach a ticket to; distinguish by means of a ticket; label.
  2. to furnish with a ticket, as on the railroad.
  3. to serve with a summons for a traffic or parking violation.
  4. to attach such a summons to: to ticket illegally parked cars.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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