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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Cancel'

Cancel Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    cancel n : a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat [syn: natural] v
  1. postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party" [syn: call off]
  2. make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength" [syn: offset, set off]
  3. declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law" [syn: strike down]
  4. remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list" [syn: delete]
  5. of cheques or tickets [syn: invalidate] [also: cancelling, cancelled]
Cancel Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cancel \Can"cel\, n. [See Cancel, v. i., and cf. Chancel.]
  1. An inclosure; a boundary; a limit. [Obs.] A prison is but a retirement, and opportunity of serious thoughts, to a person whose spirit . . . desires no enlargement beyond the cancels of the body. --Jer. Taylor.
  2. (Print) (a) The suppression or striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages. (b) The part thus suppressed.
Cancel Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cancel \Can"cel\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Canceled or Cancelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Canceling or Cancelling.] [L. cancellare to make like a lattice, to strike or cross out (cf. Fr. canceller, OF. canceler) fr. cancelli lattice, crossbars, dim. of cancer lattice; cf. Gr. ? latticed gate. Cf. Chancel.]
  1. To inclose or surround, as with a railing, or with latticework. [Obs.] A little obscure place canceled in with iron work is the pillar or stump at which . . . our Savior was scourged. --Evelyn.
  2. To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude. [Obs.] ``Canceled from heaven.'' --Milton.
  3. To cross and deface, as the lines of a writing, or as a
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Cancel'

  • Cancel: Cancel may refer to: Cancellation. Cancels , a bibliographic term for replaced leaves in printed books. Cancellation (insurance), the ...
  • Cancellation (mail): A cancellation (or cancel for short; French: "oblitération") is a postal marking applied on a postage stamp or postal stationery to ...
  • Cancel character: In telecommunication , the term cancel character has the following meanings: A precision control character CAN (In Unicode , the ...
  • Robinson Cancel: Robinson Cancel (born May 4, 1976 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico ) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who is currently a free agent . ...
  • Pen cancel: philately , a pen cancel is a cancellation of a postage or revenue stamp by the use of a pen, marker or crayon. Usage: In the early days ...
  • Rafael Cancel Miranda: Rafael Cancel Miranda (born 1930), political activist , is a member of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and an advocate of Puerto Rican ...
  • Miguel Cancel: Miguel Ángel Cancel Vázquez (born June 29, 1968) is a former member of Menudo . Menudo: A native of Chicago , Cancel joined Menudo in 1980, ...
  • Fancy cancel: A fancy cancel is a postal cancellation that includes an artistic design . Although the term may be used of modern machine cancellation ...
  • Duplex cancel: A duplex cancel was a handstamp used to cancel postage stamp s and imprint a dated postmark applied simultaneously with the one device In ...

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* I just don't think it's good for us to be run out of town. (Refusing to cancel Secretary of State visit to Moscow) - Ronald Reagan

* The Moving Finger writes and, having writ, Moves on nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it. - Omar Khayym

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