a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
cancel, call off, scratch, scrub(verb)
postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
"Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"
cancel, offset, set off(verb)
make up for
"His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
cancel, strike down(verb)
declare null and void; make ineffective
"Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"
remove or make invisible
"Please delete my name from your list"
make invalid for use
"cancel cheques or tickets"
A cancellation (US); (nonstandard in some kinds of English).
An inclosure; a boundary; a limit.
A prison is but a retirement, and opportunity of serious thoughts, to a person whose spiritdesires no enlargement beyond the cancels of the body. uE000135647uE001 Jeremy Taylor.
The suppression on striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages.
To cross out something with lines etc.
To invalidate or annul something.
He cancelled his order on their website.
To mark something (such as a used postage stamp) so that it can't be reused.
This machine cancels the letters that have a valid zip code.
To offset or equalize something.
The corrective feedback mechanism cancels out the noise.
To remove a common factor from both the numerator and denominator of a fraction, or from both sides of an equation.
To stop production of a programme.
Origin: From Latin , diminutive of .
to inclose or surround, as with a railing, or with latticework
to shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude
to cross and deface, as the lines of a writing, or as a word or figure; to mark out by a cross line; to blot out or obliterate
to annul or destroy; to revoke or recall
to suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type
an inclosure; a boundary; a limit
the suppression or striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages
the part thus suppressed
Origin: [See Cancel, v. i., and cf. Chancel.]
Postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kan′sel, v.t. to erase or blot out by crossing with lines: to annul or suppress, as a printed page, &c.: to obliterate: to frustrate: to counterbalance or compensate for: to remove equivalent quantities on opposite sides of an equation:—pr.p. can′celling; pa.p. can′celled.—n. the suppression of a printed page or sheet, the page so cancelled, or the new one substituted. [Fr. canceller—L. cancell-āre, from cancelli, railings, lattice-work, dim. of cancer.]
To bring to an end or conclusion.
She decided to cancel her gym membership as she bought some equipment including a treadmill for her garage.Submitted by MC Harmonious on January 18, 2017
To notify a business, company or organization that you are ending or deleting a contract, direct debit, membership, regular payment or subscription for their contract or service.
When we end a contract with a company we then need to cancel the direct debit or paperwork associated with this action.Submitted by MC Harmonious on October 17, 2016
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cancel' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3896
Rank popularity for the word 'cancel' in Verbs Frequency: #658
The numerical value of cancel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of cancel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of cancel in a Sentence
If it goes badly, I'll cancel it and try another.
We're going to cancel the Paris climate agreement.
We have to cancel patients at short notice sometimes.
We've basically not had anyone cancel because of the bombing.
I am saddened that we have had to cancel this year's Carter Work Project.
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Translations for cancel
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- ألغى, إلغاءArabic
- зачерквам, отменям, анулирам, съкращавам, задрасквамBulgarian
- zrušit, stornovat, vyrušit, škrtnout, krátit, škrtatCzech
- annullere, afbestille, stryge, forkorte, ophæve, aflyse, strege ud, stemple, aflysning, afbestilling, annullering, ophævningstegnDanish
- ausstreichen, aufheben, annullieren, auslöschen, streichen, kürzen, entwerten, abstempeln, stornierenGerman
- ακυρώνω, αντισταθμίζω, διαγράφω, ματαίωση, διαγραφή, ακύρωση, ακυρώσειGreek
- taandama, kustutama, tühistamaEstonian
- poistaa, mitätöidä, supistaa, yliviivata, kumota, peruuttaaFinnish
- mettre fin, résilier, compenser, se désabonner, éliminer, annuler, oblitérer, neutraliser, annulation, bécarreFrench
- रद्द करनाHindi
- kihúz, visszavon, töröl, egyszerűsít, megszüntetiHungarian
- filtrare, recidere, cassare, cancellare, eliminare, annullare, compensare, depennare, obliterare, neutralizzare, invalidare, cancellazione, annullamento, cassazione, spuntatoItalian
- キャンセル, 取り消すJapanese
- გადახაზვა, გაბათილება, წაშლა, გაუქმება, ანულირება, შეკვეცაGeorgian
- doorhalen, annuleren, schrappenDutch
- skrócić, odwołać, anulować, skreślićPolish
- invalidar, cancelar, neutralizar, riscar, eliminar, anular, anulaçãoPortuguese
- погаша́ть, отсе́чь, аннули́ровать, сокраща́ть, зачёркивать, сократи́ть, зачеркну́ть, погаси́ть, отменя́ть, отсека́ть, отмени́ть, бека́р, отменитьRussian
- stämpla, stryka, upphäva, förkorta, annullera, släcka ut, avbryta, ta ut, återställningstecken, avbokaSwedish
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