ticket - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a piece of paper that shows you have paid to go into a place of entertainment such as a cinema or football ground
    ticket for:

    He got tickets for the first game of the season.

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    1. a.
      a piece of paper that shows you have paid for a journey on a train, plane etc

      a train/bus/plane ticket

      a return ticket (=for a journey to a place and back again):

      I’d like a return ticket to Sydney.

      a single ticket (=for a journey to a place, but not back again):

      You expect a single ticket to be cheaper.

    2. b.
    3. d.
      [only before noun] involving tickets, or selling them

      Ticket sales have been going well.

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  2. 2
    [usually singular] mainly American the politicians or policies that a political party is supporting

    Bush ran for president on the Republican ticket.

    She is fighting the election on a law-and-order ticket.

  3. 3
    computing in IT systems, a request for someone to look at a problem or perform a task
    open/raise a ticket:

    If you have any questions please open a ticket with the support department.

    close a ticket:

    As soon as the question is resolved they will close the ticket.