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ticket

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ticket provide with a ticket for passage or admission "Ticketed passengers can board now"
    • v ticket issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty "I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street","Move your car or else you will be ticketed!"
    • n ticket the appropriate or desirable thing "this car could be just the ticket for a small family"
    • n ticket a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
    • n ticket a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment)
    • n ticket a summons issued to an offender (especially to someone who violates a traffic regulation)
    • n ticket a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Movies approximately make five times more from video sales than ticket sales
    • n Ticket (Politics) A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the like, serving as a notice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something.☞ Hence the phrase on ticket, on account; whence, by abbreviation, came the phrase on tick. See 1st Tick. "He constantly read his lectures twice a week for above forty years, giving notice of the time to his auditors in a ticket on the school doors.""Your courtier is mad to take up silks and velvets On ticket for his mistress.""The old ticket forever! We have it by thirty-four votes."
    • Ticket To distinguish by a ticket; to put a ticket on; as, to ticket goods.
    • Ticket To furnish with a tickets; to book; as, to ticket passengers to California.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 27% of female lottery winners hid their winning ticket in their bras
    • n ticket Commission; papers showing or entitling to appointment, rank, or rating.
    • n ticket A written or printed card or slip of paper affixed to something to indicate its nature, contents, or price, or to give other notice or information; a label.
    • n ticket A bill or account stuck up; a score; hence, to take goods on or upon ticket, to buy on credit. Now contracted to tick. See tick, n.
    • n ticket A slip of paper or cardboard on which a memorandum, notice, order, acknowledgment, or the like is written or printed; a card or slip of paper serving as a token or evidence of a right or of a debt: as, a theater-ticket; a railway-ticket; a lottery-ticket; a pawn-ticket. The use of tickets is chiefly in contracts of a class such as are made in large numbers, with many persons, but all on the same terms. There has been much discussion as to whether a ticket is a contract. Rightly viewed, it is the token of a contract, and may or may not embody in the inscription terms of the contract; but when it does so, other terms may be implied by law, or expressly agreed on outside of its contents by the parties—the object of stating upon the ticket anything more than what is necessary to its use as a token being usually, if not always, merely to restrict some liability which the law would otherwise imply, not to embody the whole agreement.
    • n ticket A visiting-card.
    • n ticket A list of candidates nominated or put forward by a party, faction, etc., for election: as, the Democratic ticket; the Prohibition ticket; the regular and opposition tickets in the elections of a club.
    • n ticket In certain mining districts of England and Wales, a tender from a smelter for a lot of ore offered by a miner, in accordance with the peculiar method of sale called ticketing or by ticket. See the quotation.
    • n ticket in United States politics, to receive a larger vote than the average vote polled by one's associates on the same electoral ticket. Similarly, to run behind the ticket is to receive less than such an average vote.
    • ticket To put a ticket or label on; distinguish by affixing a ticket; label.
    • ticket To furnish with a ticket: as, to ticket a passenger to California.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Close to 3 billion movie tickets are sold in India every year
    • n Ticket tik′et a marked card: a token of any right or debt, as for admission, &c.: a list of candidates put forward by a party for election:
    • v.t Ticket to mark by a ticket
    • n Ticket tik′et (obs.) a visiting-card
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Quotations

  • Henry Kissinger
    Henry%20Kissinger
    “Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.”
  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “All are inclined to believe what they covet, from a lottery-ticket up to a passport to Paradise.”
  • Adam Smith
    Adam%20Smith
    “Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “There isn't any finer folks living than a Republican that votes the Democratic ticket.”
  • Doug Horton
    Doug%20Horton
    “Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket.”
  • F. M. Knowles
    F. M. Knowles
    “Marriage is a lottery, but you can't tear up your ticket if you lose.”

Idioms

Hot ticket - (USA) A hot ticket is something that is very much in demand at the moment.
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Write your own ticket - If you write your own ticket, you control the terms and conditions for something and have them exactly the way you want.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. étiquette, a label, ticket, fr. OF. estiquette, or OF. etiquet, estiquet,; both of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. stick,. See Stick (n.) & (v.), and cf. Etiquette Tick credit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Short for O. Fr. etiquet, a label, from Teut.; Ger. stecken, to stick.

Usage

In literature:

He won't talk quite so much about tickets in future.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
He got on a day-coach of a New York train without the vestige of a ticket and still penniless.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
They will dispose of the tickets.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
Mr. Bennett had provided the necessary tickets, and made the arrangements for the excursion.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
Here they purchased their tickets for Marietta, and were soon in the train bound southward for the latter place.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
We advertised for a young man, to take tickets, usher, and make himself generally useful.
"The Rover Boys in Alaska" by Arthur M. Winfield
It offered its ticket to all the States for the first time since 1860, and elected Grant with ease.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
I bought a ticket to Atlanta, where I spent the night.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
This is an able ticket, and greatly superior to the opposing ticket, as our readers will bear us witness when they hear the parties in debate.
"Americanism Contrasted with Foreignism, Romanism, and Bogus Democracy in the Light of Reason, History, and Scripture;" by William Gannaway Brownlow
In the old schools, where there are no bathrooms, the children are given tickets for the public bathing establishments.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
However, I borrowed a few dollars of him and bought a ticket to Rock River, a town near Chicago.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Mary bought her ticket by way of New York, on the C. & O.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
Miss Hallam has a ticket for you.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
When the conductor came the farmer presented his ticket, and the lawyer a pass.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
Both tickets cost about the same; the ticket to Venusberg, in fact, cost three decicredits more.
"Runaway" by William Morrison
Should he change the tickets?
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
One man was as good as another, he said, so long as he had his master's ticket.
"Command" by William McFee
Will you send a steward to carry his portmanteau from the number indicated on this steerage ticket to his new room?
"Lord Stranleigh Abroad" by Robert Barr
The tickets were to be a hundred francs each.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
Anne bought her ticket, and had her trunk checked; she hoped to reach the half-house before midnight.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
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In poetry:

They wear them for punching
Our tickets in trams,
Or pushing their babies
Abroad in their prams.
"A Question" by Cicely Fox Smith
Where am I? So languid and troubled
The beat of my heart responds:
"Do you see the station where you can buy
A ticket to the India of the soul?"
"The Lost Tram" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
"The bard's first ticket night" (or "ben."),
His "First appearance on the stage,"
His "Call before the curtain" - then
"Rejoicings when he came of age."
"An Unfortunate Likeness" by William Schwenck Gilbert
If he gains one, will some ticket
When his statue's built,
Tell the gazer "'Twas a cricket
Helped my crippled lyre, whose lilt
Sweet and low, when strength usurped
Softness' place i' the scale, she chirped?
"A Tale" by Robert Browning
Some piling up the finish'd bales;
Some packing them in dockleaf mails,
Arranging, cording, ticketing—
“These for the realms of earth, next spring:”
In short, it was, as all might see,
A fairy manufactory.
"The Butterfly And The Fairies" by Menella Bute Smedley
She had a fust-class ticket, this lovely lady said,
Because it was so lonesome she took a secknd instead.
Better to travel by secknd class, than sit alone in the fust,
And the pooty little Baby upon her breast she nust.
"The Lamentable Ballad Of The Foundling Of Shoreditch" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Tickets to Game 5 can be purchased by calling the Winterhawks' ticket office at 503-236-HAWK.
All you can eat pizza will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 pm Tickets at the door are $7 or $5 for advance tickets.
Tickets will be 1 for $5.00 or 3 for $10.00 and the winning ticket will be drawn at Ag Fest, January 24, 2012.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov 16, at 10 am Ticket prices are $24.75, $49.75 and $59.75 plus handling fees.
Also ALL SEASON TICKET HOLDERS, you should be getting your tickets in the mail anytime.
Tickets may be purchased at the high school's front office from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Cost for a season ticket is $35.00.
My extended family has held football season tickets for many years, and we've always had a tradition of swapping tickets with family and friends.
One Free Child's Ticket with Each Adult Ticket.
10 Family 4 pack tickets and 1 Grand Prize winner receiving 4 front row tickets.
Ticket for RoadsterGeorge HughesApril 27, 1957 Ticket for Roadster by George Hughes.
Tickets are $12 and there are plenty of tickets available.
Free entry raffle tickets are $1 a ticket or 6 tickets for $5.00.
You can buy one or more tickets for $5 each, and with each ticket get 5 scoops of ice cream.
They are available through Star Tickets, online at startickets.com or through Star Tickets outlets in Meijer stores.
The Mississippi State Athletic Ticket Office announced Tuesday that it sold out of its ticket allotment for Club and VIP seats at the 2013 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.
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In science:

It also performs such functions as toll ticketing, network interfacing, common channel signalling, and others.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
It says nothing about what ticket prices she will regard as fair at some later time t > 0.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
But, because of Q’s truth, this ticket will further be equivalent to a ticket that pays $1 if E is true.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
For instance, any real-life lottery, where a ticket is purchased and with a small probability something is won, is recommended by this criterion.
Menger 1934 revisited
It resolves games A, B and C: there is a finite ticket price at which it discourages participation.
Menger 1934 revisited
Bernoulli’s resolution and implies the recommendation never to pay one’s entire wealth for a ticket.
Menger 1934 revisited
Since criterion iv does not include the ticket price, it fails for all three games.
Menger 1934 revisited
Eq. 3) is undefined corresponds to the recommendation not to buy a ticket, and the diverging expectation value of the utility change resulting from the payout is dominated by the negatively diverging utility change from the purchase of the ticket.
Menger 1934 revisited
Inverting (Eq. 7) yields P0 (nmax ) = W (1 − exp (−nmax )): no matter how many terms, or coin-tosses, are taken into account, the ticket price never has to be greater than W to compensate for the diverging sum.
Menger 1934 revisited
While Bernoulli’s criterion iii recommends buying a ticket as long as it is less expensive than one’s total wealth (P < W ), criterion ii suggests to buy a ticket as long as it is not possible to lose one’s entire wealth (P < W exp(2)).
Menger 1934 revisited
The failure of criterion i is both mathematical (there is no finite price that should not be paid for a ticket) and conceptual (real people do not behave this way).
Menger 1934 revisited
Games B and C are mathematically resolved: no price P ≥ D(n = 1) + W should be paid for a ticket.
Menger 1934 revisited
Criterion iii fails neither mathematically (no P ≥ W should be paid for a ticket) nor behaviorally (real people may well be limited by a no-borrowing constraint, or unwilling to pay more than their wealths).
Menger 1934 revisited
Everyone I talked to said that they just decided that it was “this time for sure” and that they weren’t going to change their tickets.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Otherwise, if both shared variables are non-zero, the process with smaller “ticket” (i.e. value of the corresponding variable) can enter the critical section.
Layered Fixed Point Logic
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