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ticketnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtɪk.ɪt/

ticket noun [C] (PROOF OF PAYMENT)

A1 a ​smallpiece of ​paper or ​card given to someone, usually to show that they have ​paid for an ​event, ​journey, or ​activity: a ​concert ticket a ​train/​bus/​plane ticket a ​lottery/​raffle ticket a ticket ​office a ticket ​collector
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ticket noun [C] (PRICE CARD)

a ​piece of ​card or ​paper that is put on an ​object to show ​itssize or ​price: a price ticket a ​notetelling you that you must ​pay some ​money as a ​punishment for not ​obeying a ​rule or ​law: a ​parking ticket

ticket noun [C] (POLITICS)

US a ​number of ​peoplerepresenting a ​particularpoliticalparty in an ​election: the ​Republican/Democratic ticket

ticketverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈtɪk.ɪt/
to ​sell tickets for an ​event; to ​provide someone with a ticket: Only ​passengers who were ticketed on that ​particularflight will ​receive a ​refund.UK It's an all-ticketed ​game. US to give a ticket to someone who has ​broken a ​trafficlaw: Charleswas ticketed for ​speeding.
(Definition of ticket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ticket" in American English

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ticketnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɪk·ɪt/

ticket noun [C] (PROOF OF PAYMENT)

a ​smallcard that ​shows that the ​personholding it has ​paid for an ​activity: an ​airline/​train ticket a ​movie/​concert/​theater ticket Have you ​boughtyour ticket ​yet?

ticket noun [C] (LEGAL NOTICE)

an ​officialpiece of ​paper that ​tells someone that a ​trafficlaw has been ​broken: a ​speeding/​parking ticket Carla got a ticket for making a ​U-turn on a ​bridge.

ticket noun [C] (POLITICAL GROUP)

a ​group of ​people from one ​politicalparty who are ​trying to get ​elected at one ​time: She’s ​running on the ​Democratic and Independent tickets.

ticketverb [T]

 us   /ˈtɪk·ət/

ticket verb [T] (GIVE LEGAL NOTICE)

to give a ticket to someone who has ​broken a ​trafficlaw: Charles was ticketed for ​speeding.
(Definition of ticket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ticket" in Business English

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ticketnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtɪkɪt/
TRANSPORT, COMMERCE a ​printedpiece of ​paper or ​card which ​shows that you have ​paid to go on a ​trip, see a film, go to an ​event, etc.: Customers who buy their ticketsonline will receive a 10% ​discount. The tickets ​sold out within ​minutes.a ticket to sth Two tickets to a Broadway show are ​included in the ​price.a ticket for sth Tickets for the concert go on ​sale tomorrow. Fans worry that the club's new ​owners will ​raise ticket ​prices. The show has already made €2m in advance ticket ​sales. ticket office/counter/machine Tickets can be ​purchasedonline or from the ticket ​office at the ​station. bus/​plane/​train ticket cinema/concert/theatre ticket advance/​season ticket cheap/​discounted/​free ticket non-refundable/​refundable tickets
COMMERCE a ​piece of ​card put on clothes, furniture, or other ​goods in ​stores which ​shows the ​price, ​size, and other details: Check the ​price on the ticket.
US POLITICS two or more politicians that the ​public can ​vote for together in an ​election: on the ticket They hope that having her on the ticket will ​appeal to women ​voters.

ticketverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈtɪkɪt/
LAW, TRANSPORT if a ​policeofficer, etc. tickets a ​person or their ​vehicle, they give or ​send a ​piece of ​paper saying the ​person must ​paymoney because of an ​offence they have ​committed: The ​number of ​drivers ticketed for speeding ​offencesincreased again last ​year. He has ​authority to ticket ​vehicles with ​expiredtaxstickersparked on his ​land.
(Definition of ticket from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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