tickettick‧et1 /ˈtɪkɪt/ ●●●S1W2 noun [countable]1cinema/bus/train etcTT a printedpiece of paper which shows that you have paid to enter a cinema, travel on a bus, plane etcticket forHow much are tickets for the concert?ticket toI’d like two tickets to Berlin.a ticket to do somethinga ticket to watch the US Open →season ticket2for 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 ticket3driving offenceTTCSCL a printed note ordering you to pay money because you have done something illegalwhiledriving or parking your carparking/speeding ticket4in shopsBBT a piece of paper fastened to something in a shop that shows its price, size etcsyn tag American EnglishHow much does it say on the price ticket?5election [usually singular] especially American English a list of the people supported by a particular politicalparty in an electionHe 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 fixedperiod 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.
ticketticket2 verb [transitive]1BBTto produce and sell tickets for an event, journey etcair travel sold and ticketed in the UKticketed events such as concerts2especially American EnglishSCL to give someone a ticket for parking their car in the wrong place, driving too fast etcDrivers stopping here will be ticketed and have their cars towed.3 →be ticketed for something→ See Verb table
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ticket• 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 ticket