- 1ticket something/somebody (specialist) to produce and sell tickets for an event, a trip, etc.; to give somebody a ticket Passengers can now be ticketed electronically.
- 2[usually passive] ticket somebody (especially North American English) to give somebody an official notice that orders them to pay a fine because they have done something illegal while driving or parking a car Park illegally, and you're likely to be ticketed. Word Origin early 16th cent. (in the general senses ‘short written note’ and ‘a licence or permit’): shortening of obsolete French étiquet, from Old French estiquet(te), from estiquier
BrE BrE//ˈtɪkɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪkɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ticket
BrE BrE//ˈtɪkɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪkɪt//he / she / it tickets
BrE BrE//ˈtɪkɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪkɪts//past simple ticketed
BrE BrE//ˈtɪkɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪkɪtɪd//past participle ticketed
BrE BrE//ˈtɪkɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪkɪtɪd//-ing form ticketing
BrE BrE//ˈtɪkɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪkɪtɪŋ//