"ticket" Definition

Definitions for the word "ticket" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
1 written or printed piece of paper or card entitling the holder to enter a place, participate in an event, travel by public transport, etc. 2 notification of a traffic offence etc. (parking ticket). 3 certificate of discharge from the army. 4 certificate of qualification as a ship''s master, pilot, etc. 5 price etc. Label. 6 esp. Us a list of candidates put forward by one group, esp. A political party. B principles of a party. 7 (prec. By the) colloq. What is correct or needed. v. (-t-) attach a ticket to. [obsolete french étiquet]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. slang
“that’s the TICKET,” _i.e._, that’s what is wanted, or what is best. Probable corruption of “that’s _etiquette_,” or, perhaps, from TICKET, a bill or invoice. This phrase is sometimes extended into “that’s the TICKET for soup,” in allusion to the card given to beggars for immediate relief at soup kitchens. _See_ TICK.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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