Fain vs Ticket - What's the difference?

fain | ticket |

As an adjective fain

is (label) well-pleased; glad; apt; wont; fond; inclined.

As an adverb fain

is (archaic) with joy; gladly.

As a verb fain

is (archaic) to be delighted or glad; to rejoice.

As a noun ticket is





(en adjective)
  • (label) Well-pleased; glad; apt; wont; fond; inclined.
  • *:
  • *:Thus Gawayne and Ector abode to gyder / For syre Ector wold not awey til Gawayne were hole / & the good kny?t Galahad rode so long tyll he came that nyghte to the Castel of Carboneck / & hit befelle hym thus / that he was benyghted in an hermytage / Soo the good man was fayne whan he sawe he was a knyght erraunt
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:Men and birds are fain of climbing high.
  • *(Jeremy Taylor) (1613–1677)
  • *:To a busy man, temptation is fain to climb up together with his business.
  • *(rfdate) (Dante Gabriel Rossetti), A Death-Parting , line 11
  • *:O love, of my death my life is fain ,
  • *1900 , (Ernest Dowson), To One in Bedlam , lines 9-10
  • *:O lamentable brother! if those pity thee, / Am I not fain of all thy lone eyes promise me;
  • (label) Satisfied; contented.
  • *{{quote-book, year=2004, author=W. Ross Winterowd
  • , title= Searching for Faith: A Skeptic's Journey , publisher=Parlor Press, quotee=(John Donne), Holy Sonnet XIV , isbn=9781932559309, page=29 , passage=Yet dearly I love you, and would be loved fain ,}}


    (en adverb)
  • (archaic) With joy; gladly.
  • * 1599 ,
  • LEONATO: I would fain know what you have to say.
  • * 1633 , , XIV
  • Yet dearly I love you, and would be loved fain ,/ But am betroth’d unto your enemy
  • * 1719 ,
  • The second thing I fain would have had was a tobacco-pipe, but it was impossible to me to make one…


    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To be delighted or glad; to rejoice
  • (archaic) To gladden
  • References


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  • 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