tickets; ticketed; ticketing

A ticket is the slip of paper or card you need to be admitted to a movie theater, a museum, or an airplane. Your ticket proves that you've paid or been invited.

Other types of tickets include the ones you get as a receipt or bill, and the kind a traffic officer hands you when you're caught driving 40 miles per hour in a 30 MPH zone. In the U.S., ticket is also used to mean "ballot," as in "I'm not excited either of the candidates on that party's ticket." If someone tells you "That's the ticket!", they mean you've made exactly the right choice.

Definitions of ticket
  1. noun
    a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment)
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    commutation ticket, season ticket
    a ticket good for several trips or to attend a season of entertainments; sold at a reduced rate
    airplane ticket, plane ticket
    a ticket good for a trip on an airplane
    a complimentary ticket
    a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances
    railroad ticket, train ticket
    a ticket good for a ride on a railroad train
    theater ticket, theatre ticket
    a ticket good for admission to a theater
    bus ticket
    a ticket good for a ride on a bus
    return ticket, round-trip ticket
    a ticket to a place and back (usually over the same route)
    day return
    a return ticket (at reduced fare) for traveling both ways in the same day
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    commercial document, commercial instrument
    a document of or relating to commerce
  2. noun
    a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
    synonyms: tag
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    dog tag
    metal plate on a dog collar bearing its registration number
    dog tag
    military identification tag worn on a chain around the neck
    name tag
    a tag showing the name of the person who wears it
    price tag
    a tag showing the price of the article it is attached to
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    an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object
  3. verb
    provide with a ticket for passage or admission
    Ticketed passengers can board now”
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    furnish, provide, render, supply
    give something useful or necessary to
  4. noun
    a summons issued to an offender (especially to someone who violates a traffic regulation)
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    speeding ticket
    a ticket issued for driving above the speed limit
    parking ticket
    a ticket issued for parking in a restricted place
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    process, summons
    a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
  5. verb
    issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    “Move your car or else you will be ticketed!”
    synonyms: fine
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    punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the court
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    record a charge in a police register
  6. noun
    the appropriate or desirable thing
    synonyms: just the ticket
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    the quality of being specially suitable
  7. noun
    a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
    synonyms: slate
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    list, listing
    a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
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