- 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
- noun a piece of paper or card which shows something
- noun a party’s list of candidates for election to political office
- 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.