From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtickettick‧et1 /ˈtɪkɪt/ ●●● S1 W2 noun [countable] 1 cinema/bus/train etcTT a printed piece of paper which shows that you have paid to enter a cinema, travel on a bus, plane etcticket for How much are tickets for the concert?ticket to I’d like two tickets to Berlin.a ticket to do something a ticket to watch the US Open → season ticket2 for a prize a printed piece of paper with a number on it that you buy because you will get a prize if that number is chosenraffle/lottery ticket3 driving offenceTTCSCL a printed note ordering you to pay money because you have done something illegal while driving or parking your carparking/speeding ticket4 in shopsBBT a piece of paper fastened to something in a shop that shows its price, size etc SYN tag American English How much does it say on the price ticket?5 election [usually singular] especially American English a list of the people supported by a particular political party in an election He ran for governor on the Republican ticket.6 → ticket to success/fame/stardom etc7 → be (just) the ticket → dream ticket, meal ticketCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + ticketa train/bus/coach ticketI’ve lost my train ticket.an airline/plane/air ticketYou can pick up your airline tickets at the check-in desk.a theatre/concert ticketThe special rate includes theatre tickets and transport from the hotel to the theatre.a one-way ticket (also a single ticket British English) (=a ticket to a place but not back again)I bought a one-way ticket to London.a return ticket British English, a round-trip ticket American English (=a ticket to a place and back)How much is a round trip ticket to Boston?a season ticket (=one that allows you to make a journey or go to a sports stadium, theatre etc as often as you like during a fixed time period)He has a season ticket for Manchester United.a valid ticket (=one that is legally or officially acceptable)You cannot travel without a valid ticket.verbsbook/reserve a ticketWe booked our tickets well in advance.buy a ticketSheila bought a ticket for the next flight home.ticket + NOUNa ticket office/booth/counter (=a place where you can buy tickets)There was a long queue at the ticket office.a ticket machineThe ticket machine wasn’t issuing tickets.the ticket barrier British English (=a gate or other barrier at a station that you need a ticket to get through)John insisted on carrying my case as far as the ticket barrier.a ticket agency (=a company that sells tickets for concerts, sporting events etc)Book your tickets online from one of the many ticket agencies. THESAURUStypes of travel ticketssingle (ticket)/one-way ticket a ticket that lets you go to a place but not back againA single to Edinburgh, please.He bought a one-way ticket to Los Angeles. return (ticket) British English, round-trip ticket American English a ticket that lets you go to a place and back againA return to London, please.season ticket a ticket that lets you make the same journey every day for a fixed period of timeMy company pays for my season ticket.e-ticket a ticket that you buy over the Internet, in which you are given a number which you use when you check in at an airportAll you have to do is print off the e-ticket and show it at the check-in desk.
Examples from the Corpusticket• Sales are so grim they are offering individual game tickets, although the response has been tepid.• San Francisco has been the hottest seller since single-game tickets went on sale.• TheTrainLine offers secure internet ticket sales for trains operated by all 25 franchisees on the Railtrack network.• a parking ticket• The shutters were firmly closed at the ticket booth, the waxwork policemen staring with sightless eyes at passers-by.• He has already boosted the ticket sales.• Polls taken in California before Kemp was added to the ticket had Clinton beating Dole by 27 points.• Please check your tickets carefully as mistakes can not be rectified later!a ticket to do something• He told previous investors who wanted to charge $ 35 a ticket to take their $ 300,000 back.• It should have been a ticket to the less cheerful part of Novaya Zemlya.• Advised by doctors to recuperate in a warm and dry climate, he bought a ticket to Los Angeles.• Six years later, re-visiting Hagia Sophia, I had to buy a ticket to enter.• It spurred me to buy a ticket to Calcutta.• High Holiday services in the United States are special events and one usually buys a ticket to be present.• He paid a shilling for a ticket to Paddington and, installed in a half-empty carriage, once again went over his plan.• C., woman fumed outside the museum where a crowd stood hoping to get a ticket to hear Wiesel.parking/speeding ticket• Inside was a summons for non-payment of a parking ticket.• Read in studio A man has been fined £1200 after failing to display a car parking ticket.• At some radar traps, nearly 80 percent of speeding tickets went to out-of-state drivers.• The fact is litigation in the World Court over parking tickets is hilarious.• Their judicial proclamations range from grandiloquent declarations of sovereign citizenship to lowly refusals to pay speeding tickets.• New Hampshire drivers got only 39 of those speeding tickets.• Park in a well-lit area or use an attended car park and never leave your parking ticket in the car!price ticket• Price tickets Have you ever bought an item with a large, sticky price ticket which you simply could not remove completely?ticketticket2 verb [transitive] 1 BBTto produce and sell tickets for an event, journey etc air travel sold and ticketed in the UK ticketed events such as concerts2 especially American EnglishSCL to give someone a ticket for parking their car in the wrong place, driving too fast etc Drivers stopping here will be ticketed and have their cars towed.3 → be ticketed for something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusticket• Last Labor Day, he was ticketed at Exit 43.• Sanders was ticketed for speeding.From Longman Business Dictionarytickettick‧et /ˈtɪkɪt/ noun [countable] a printed piece of paper which shows that you have paid to travel on a bus or plane, enter a cinema, go to a sports game etcThe price includes theatre tickets and taxis.ticket toThe airline is offering frequent fliers a free ticket to Europe.ticket forHe bought a ticket for the show.United Airlines has nearly 14,000 ticket agents. → one-way ticket → return ticket → season ticket → single ticketOrigin ticket1 (1500-1600) Early French etiquet “notice attached to something”, from Old French estiquier “to attach”, from Middle Dutch steken “to stick”