Ticket vs Stamp - What's the difference?

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Ticket is a related term of stamp.

As nouns the difference between ticket and stamp

is that ticket is ticket while stamp is an act of stamping the foot, paw or hoof.

As a verb stamp is

to step quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.




  • A pass entitling the holder to admission to a show, concert, etc.
  • A pass entitling the holder to board a train, a bus, a plane, or other means of transportation
  • A citation for a traffic violation.
  • A permit to operate a machine on a construction site.
  • A service request, used to track complaints or requests that an issue be handled. (Generally Internet Service Provider related).
  • (informal) A list of candidates for an election, or a particular theme to a candidate's manifesto.
  • Joe has joined the party's ticket for the county elections.
    Joe will be running on an anti-crime ticket .
  • A solution to a problem; something that is needed.
  • That's the ticket .
    I saw my first bike as my ticket to freedom.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1884 , author=Mark Twain , title=Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , chapter=34 , url= , isbn=0-553-21079-3 , page= , passage="Here's the ticket . This hole's big enough for Jim to get through if we wrench off the board."}}
  • (dated) A little note or notice.
  • * Fuller
  • He constantly read his lectures twice a week for above forty years, giving notice of the time to his auditors in a ticket on the school doors.
  • (dated) A tradesman's bill or account (hence the phrase on ticket'' and eventually ''on tick ).
  • * J. Cotgrave
  • Your courtier is mad to take up silks and velvets / On ticket for his mistress.
  • A label affixed to goods to show their price or description.
  • A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, etc.
  • Derived terms

    * automatic ticket sampling machine * golden ticket * have tickets on oneself * lottery ticket * one-way ticket * that's the ticket * ticket machine * write one's own ticket

    See also

    * (wikipedia "ticket")


    (en verb)
  • To issue someone a ticket, as for travel or for a violation of a local or traffic law.
  • Derived terms

    * ticket off




    (en noun)
  • An act of stamping the foot, paw or hoof.
  • The horse gave two quick stamps and rose up on its hind legs.
  • * 1922 , (Margery Williams), (The Velveteen Rabbit)
  • Just then there was a sound of footsteps, and the Boy ran past near them, and with a stamp of feet and a flash of white tails the two strange rabbits disappeared.
  • An indentation or imprint made by stamping.
  • My passport has quite a collection of stamps .
  • A device for stamping designs.
  • She loved to make designs with her collection of stamps .
  • A small piece of paper bearing a design on one side and adhesive on the other, used to decorate letters or craft work.
  • These stamps have a Christmas theme.
  • A small piece of paper, with a design and a face value, used to prepay postage or other costs such as tax or licence fees.
  • I need one first-class stamp to send this letter.
    Now that commerce is done electronically, tax stamps are no longer issued here .
  • (slang, figuratively) A tattoo
  • (slang) A single dose of lysergic acid diethylamide
  • Synonyms

    * (act of stamping ): * (indentation or imprint made by stamping ): * (device for stamping designs ): * (paper used to indicate payment has been paid ): postage stamp, revenue stamp, tax stamp

    Derived terms

    * rubber stamp * timestamp


    (en verb)
  • To step quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.
  • The toddler screamed and stamped , but still got no candy.
  • To move (the foot or feet) quickly and heavily, once or repeatedly.
  • The crowd cheered and stamped their feet in appreciation.
  • To strike, beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward.
  • * Dryden
  • He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground.
  • To mark by pressing quickly and heavily.
  • This machine stamps the metal cover with a design.
    This machine stamps the design into the metal cover.
  • To give an official marking to, generally by impressing or imprinting a design or symbol.
  • The immigration officer stamped my passport.
  • To apply postage stamps to.
  • I forgot to stamp this letter.
  • (figurative) To mark; to impress.
  • * John Locke
  • God has stamped no original characters on our minds wherein we may read his being.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 18 , author=Ben Dirs , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=England's superior conditioning began to show in the final quarter and as the game began to break up, their three-quarters began to stamp their authority on the game. And when Foden went on a mazy run from inside his own 22 and put Ashton in for a long-range try, any threat of an upset was when and truly snuffed out.}}


    * (mark by pressing quickly and heavily ): emboss, dent * (give an official marking to ): impress, imprint


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