Meaning of “ticket” in the English Dictionary

"ticket" in British English

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ticketnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtɪk.ɪt/ us /ˈtɪk.ɪt/

ticket noun [ C ] (PROOF OF PAYMENT)

A1 a small piece 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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ticketverb [ T ]

uk /ˈtɪk.ɪt/ us /ˈtɪk.ɪt/

to sell tickets for an event; to provide someone with a ticket:

Only passengers who were ticketed on that particular flight will receive a refund.
UK It's an all-ticketed game.

US to give a ticket to someone who has broken a traffic law:

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 small card that shows that the person holding it has paid for an activity:

an airline/train ticket
Have you bought your ticket yet?

ticket noun [ C ] (LEGAL NOTICE)

an official piece of paper that tells someone that a traffic law 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 political party 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 traffic law:

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 /ˈtɪkɪt/ us

TRANSPORT, COMMERCE a printed piece 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 tickets online 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 purchased online or from the ticket office at the station.
bus/plane/train ticket
cinema/concert/theatre ticket
advance/season 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 /ˈtɪkɪt/ us

LAW, TRANSPORT if a police officer, etc. tickets a person or their vehicle, they give or send a piece of paper saying the person must pay money because of an offence they have committed:

The number of drivers ticketed for speeding offences increased again last year.
He has authority to ticket vehicles with expired tax stickers parked on his land.

(Definition of “ticket” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)