Definition of ticker in English:

ticker

noun

  • 1informal A watch.

    • ‘The ticker works perfectly well, telling the time in the normal way - except that the second hand runs backwards.’
    • ‘The club's annual Christmas Fair will take place in the Castlecourt Hotel on the 2nd December and tickers will be on sale at €10.’
    1. 1.1 A person's heart.
      • ‘He said, ‘I've got a dodgy ticker - or had previously’.’
      • ‘The build up of waste in his body would have caused heart failure (given he has a dicky ticker anyway).’
      • ‘He lacked the political ticker to take on the unions, he basked in the Olympic-reflected glory without harnessing its potential long-term benefits, and he presided over never-ending hospital waiting lists.’
      • ‘A few weeks before the vote on November 7, the buzz goes, Cheney will announce his resignation, ostensibly because of signs of new trouble with his ticker.’
      • ‘And the heart people say aspirin is awfully good for the old ticker.’
      • ‘Fit or not, it's time to wise up and listen to your ticker.’
      • ‘The question is, does he have the ticker to push for it?’
      • ‘Yesterday was another day, and although the line-up has looked decidedly weak since David Bowie developed problems with his ticker, there was still plenty for every taste.’
      • ‘Somebody lube up the paddles, my ticker needs a jolt.’
      • ‘What's more, my ticker isn't pounding, my pins are unjellified and, to paraphrase a tune the 32-year-old has covered beautifully, he isn't giving me fever.’
      • ‘When, two years ago, Mortimer gave us Rumpole Rests His Case, with its last story featuring our hero being carted off horizontal with a dodgy ticker, there was much lamenting.’
      • ‘The interesting question now is this: has Mr Howard got the ticker?’
  • 2North American A telegraphic or electronic machine that prints out data on a strip of paper, especially stock market information or news reports.

    • ‘The novelty of playing with clock applets, weather widgets, stock tickers and dancing hula girls soon wears off.’
    • ‘Another channel had on its ticker: ‘Road to and from airport flooded’: Civil Aviation ministry.’
    • ‘To add stocks or indexes from the list you are watching, simply click on the ticker and a Set Parameters window will appear with a list of stock symbols that you can easily modify.’
    • ‘The cybercafé at Stockley Park has a kitchen and lounge with a television, a news ticker, and colorful iMacs for free Web surfing.’
    • ‘Companies could sell subscriptions and place ads inside customized traffic information, weather reports, or sports tickers.’
    • ‘If you look at a stock ticker, you will see something called a ‘bid’ price and an ‘ask’ price. The bid price is the highest price that someone is willing to pay for the stock.’
    • ‘The news ticker at the bottom sped across the screen.’
    • ‘So next time you're watching TV or surfing a website with a ticker, you'll understand what all those numbers and symbols scrolling across your screen really mean.’
    • ‘The window-cleaner at the broker's office paused to watch the ticker…’
    • ‘The network quickly switched to an all-service format showing phone numbers and Red Cross information over the ticker instead of prices.’
    • ‘There is a ticker on the organization's website which states the disturbing statistic that a police officer commits suicide every 22 hours in the United States.’
    • ‘However, I'm also mindful of how news tickers seem to attract people's attention.’
    • ‘A ticker symbol is the unique identification that stock exchanges worldwide give each company.’
    • ‘Those that utilize a full-time Internet connection, including a weather report and a stock ticker, are more interesting but still not terribly new.’
    • ‘Demonstrators gathered in a drenching rain under the neon news ticker that carried reports of the latest bombings and troop movements.’
    • ‘A favorite dot-com-era TV commercial of mine depicts several young entrepreneurs eagerly watching a ticker for their first e-commerce transaction.’
    • ‘‘To put it bluntly, news anchors are no longer needed to report stories as long as there are news tickers running across the TV screen’ Lin said.’
    • ‘Overall, flavors in dairy products continue to be a ticker worth watching as an indication of how to give consumers the flavors they desire in new and innovative products.’
    • ‘From 7 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. every day, customers can unwind with an eye on the ticker.’
    • ‘In the upper left corner is Fox's omnipresent American flag, and at the bottom the news ticker, which further distracts from serious concentration or analysis.’
    • ‘News tickers have quoted IOC officials questioning whether the Salt Lake Games should go on if the host country is at war.’
    1. 2.1
      another term for news ticker

Pronunciation

ticker

/ˈtikər//ˈtɪkər/