ticket

Definitions

General English

Commerce

  • noun a piece of paper or card which allows you to do something
  • noun a piece of paper or card which allows you to travel

Marketing

  • noun a piece of paper or card which shows something

Politics

  • noun a party’s list of candidates for election to political office

Travel

  • verb to issue tickets

Origin & History of “ticket”

Ticket was adapted from early modern French étiquet ‘ticket, label’, whose present-day descendant étiquette has given English etiquette. The etymological notion underlying étiquet was of ‘sticking’ a label on, for it was derived ultimately from the Old French verb estiquier ‘stick’, a borrowing from middle Dutch steken ‘stick’ – to which English stick is related.
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