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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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'Cancel' in famous quotation sentence


* 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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  • Guinea To Cancel BSG Resources-Vale Mining Rights
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  • Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy
    Distraught Nepalese guides and climbers cancelled expeditions on Mount Everest Monday after at least 13 colleagues died in an avalanche, as anger mounted at poor payments for sherpas who take huge risks on the world's highest peak. Another nine were rescued alive from the avalanche, which struck the group of sherpas as they hauled gear up the mountain for inte Read more on this news related to 'Cancel'
  • Miley Cyrus 'Bangerz' Tour: 'Wrecking Ball' Singer Cancels More Dates Due To Hospital Stay, Hits Out At Press On Twitter
    Miley Cyrus has been forced to cancel yet more of her ‘Bangerz’ tour concerts due to illness. The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer was taken into hospital earlier this week after suffering a severe allergic reaction to some antibiotics, meaning she had to cancel a concert in Kansas, where she was performing as part of the North American leg of her tour in support of Read more on this news related to 'Cancel'

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