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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a flight is cancelled (=a flight that was due to go somewhere does not go)
▪ All flights have been cancelled due to fog.
cancel a booking
▪ If you wish to cancel your booking, you must do it in writing.
cancel a reservation
▪ She called the restaurant and cancelled the reservations.
cancel an appointment
▪ He had to cancel all his afternoon appointments.
cancel an engagement
▪ He instructed his secretary to cancel all his engagements.
cancel sb’s leave (=stop people taking leave)
▪ The Police Department cancelled all leave because of the emergency.
cancel your plans
▪ The weather got worse, and we had to cancel our plans to have the party outdoors.
cancel your subscription
▪ Please give a month's notice if you are cancelling your subscription.
cancel/end/terminate a contract
▪ The buyer has three days in which to cancel the contract.
cancel/stop a cheque (=stop a cheque from being paid to someone)
▪ Don't forget to phone the bank and cancel that cheque.
write off/cancel a debt (=say officially that it does not have to be paid)
▪ The bank finally agreed to write off the debt.
▪ And she had been pretty on that slab, all the influences of birth and upbringing cancelled out.
▪ Creation is not cancelled out by redemption.
▪ Retributive punishment restores the balance by cancelling out this advantage with a commensurate disadvantage.
▪ The pattern is one of random steps, which by the laws of statistics tend to cancel out over longer periods.
▪ But Sepp said continuing the mortgage and charitable deductions at the same time would cancel out the increase from investment taxes.
▪ Ballantyne scored a try which cancelled out a strike by Mike Debusk then sent in Keith Johnston for a second.
▪ However, one disadvantage of a forward contract is that it can not be cancelled without the agreement of both counterparties.
▪ The fact is, I cancelled the appointment so now I have a morning at home to myself.
▪ After 1 have one of those, I just get my secretary to cancel my appointments and drive me home.
▪ Two days earlier I'd cancelled an appointment with a psychic healer, thinking perhaps I should leave well enough alone.
▪ Then he hung up immediately, phoned his office and cancelled his afternoon appointments.
▪ He cancelled his appointments for a week, and stayed in the Loire, spending each day with the boy.
▪ She had cancelled all other appointments.
▪ If you have to cancel a booking, please let us know as soon as possible.
▪ It was after you decided that we'd have to cancel our bookings for Venice next March because of the exchange rate.
▪ On two consecutive years the venue, one used for many conferences, tried to cancel our booking.
▪ Well, maybe we should cancel the whole concert.
▪ This must be returned within five days, otherwise we reserve the right to cancel the contract.
▪ If you try to cancel the magazine contract, watch out.
▪ The customer is given the right to cancel the contract during the cooling-off period.
▪ Some of these ISPs have tried to cancel contracts with spammers, but revocation can be costly.
▪ It can also threaten to cancel federal contracts with any firms that refuse to change.
▪ Giving him his liberty would not cancel his debt however.
▪ If Banks could be persuaded to cancel debts, it would make a great difference to the countries concerned.
▪ It wants child poverty abolished in 20 years; it aims to cancel third world debt.
▪ Imams or Christs, Mahdis or Messiahs were there to cancel all debts, atone for all insults.
▪ However, if a decision to cancel was going to be made it would have to be made now.
▪ Perhaps he'd simply cancelled whatever social engagements he had when he'd realised that his brother needed sorting out?
▪ He had been prepared to cancel an engagement at London's Victoria and Albert Museum if a satisfactory outcome was reached.
▪ Midge, who had cancelled none of her engagements, asked Patrick if he would accompany her in Stevie's place.
▪ Now the 60-year-old film star has cancelled all her engagements until the end of the year.
▪ But the prince was still in pain today and was forced to cancel the engagement.
▪ And the local council is urging Oxfam to cancel the event, fearing the hippies will return.
▪ His security chief has now advised him to cancel the events planned at Coroa Vermelha.
▪ If necessary, we will offer you the opportunity to transfer to an alternative holiday or cancel the holiday without penalty.
▪ Cancellation by us may be necessary in exceptional circumstances and we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to cancel your holiday.
▪ We reluctantly cancelled our holiday and we have been offered a full refund.
▪ He had to cancel a meeting at Camp David, complaining of a stubborn cold and hoarse throat.
▪ Prices were lifted after budget negotiators in Washington cancelled meetings today and delayed talks aimed at reaching a balanced-budget agreement.
▪ If certain key individuals have still not arrived start without them or cancel the meeting.
▪ For a moment his heart sank, as he thought she might be cancelling their meeting.
▪ A reset button may be used to cancel operation and a further pushbutton switch used to trigger the unit at any time.
▪ It is desirable for the text editor to have the ability to cancel the latest operation performed.
▪ S2 may subsequently reset the bistable and cancel operation.
▪ The most obvious solution was simply to cancel the operation as the weather was totally unsuitable for parachuting.
▪ The company, a maker of database software, said its customers were cancelling orders in fear of recession.
▪ His wife on hearing of this is displeased, so to maintain matrimonial harmony, he sends a telex cancelling his order.
▪ If they still don't arrive, you're entitled to cancel your order.
▪ Yasuda Fire &038; Marine cancelled its plans for offering 50m new shares.
▪ Consumers were calling lenders to cancel refinancing plans, delay buying homes and seek advice on their loans.
▪ Its 495-326 vote had the effect of curbing Mr Yeltsin's authority and cancelling his plans for an April referendum.
▪ He was prepared to cancel his plans for civil disobedience and wanted to discuss the matter with the Viceroy.
▪ She was certain Barbara would come, even if she had to cancel other plans.
▪ If you have to cancel or change your plans, you may be charged a cancellation fee.
▪ General Accident may cancel this policy by sending seven days notice by recorded delivery to your last known address.
▪ We can also cancel this policy straight away if you do not pay the premium or any instalment of the premium.
▪ This does not affect your statutory rights imposed by law, which will allow you to cancel your policy within 14 days.
▪ The company is also said to be cancelling personal computer-based projects and turning its resources elsewhere.
▪ Growing costs and poor management, however, nearly forced then President Clinton to cancel the project in 1993.
▪ Minnesota's Oak Park Heights Prison cancelled a telemarketing project because of fears that inmates might menace customers.
▪ And last week they cancelled the Danny Baker show because of it.
▪ Other stations demanded that we cancel the show in the national interest.
▪ They can cancel those shows between 6 a. m. and 10 p. m., when children are most likely to be watching.
▪ Last month, Mellencamp had to cancel shows in Detroit and Pittsburgh because of physical exhaustion.
▪ So much so that for cricket internationals, they cancel the best show.
▪ I seriously considered cancelling my subscription.
▪ Subsequently we cancelled all the subscriptions.
▪ You may also cancel your subscription at any time.
▪ Some readers have cancelled their subscriptions because of her.
▪ Obviously we shall have to cancel these subscriptions unless our grant is restored to the previous year's level.
▪ So, although it was an important meeting, I cancelled the trip.
▪ Prominent Republicans, including Bob Dole, advised the President publicly to cancel the trip.
▪ For one thing, she wouldn't wait for him to cancel their trip to Monpazier.
▪ This is disappointingly high and the Shropshire Railway Society has already cancelled its proposed trip.
▪ She didn't blame her father for being disgruntled when she'd cancelled Anna's visit.
▪ Mr Major, meanwhile, cancelled a scheduled visit to Manchester to watch the Test match and worked on his speech instead.
▪ When the staff at Bloomfield criticize the Profitboss for cancelling a visit three times running, he accepts it as constructive advice.
▪ The hospital decided to cancel the whole deal.
▪ It was decided to cancel the Manchester landing and fly direct to Prestwick.
▪ So why am I disturbed that Temple University decided last month to cancel a series of public radio commentaries by Abu-Jamal?
▪ The new Kennedy administration had decided to cancel Skybolt.
▪ But the prince was still in pain today and was forced to cancel the engagement.
▪ Without counsel, Val was forced to cancel a due process hearing, asking it be postponed until she could get representation.
▪ a canceled check
▪ Classes were canceled for the day.
▪ I called and canceled the order.
▪ I forgot to cancel my doctor's appointment.
▪ The comedy was canceled after just four episodes.
▪ They were forced to cancel the concert when the conductor became ill.
▪ And she had been pretty on that slab, all the influences of birth and upbringing cancelled out.
▪ But the changes eventually could cancel almost a dozen station construction flights aboard the shuttle and several additional components.
▪ Hamilton said that, depending on how the students fared emotionally Tuesday morning, he might cancel classes in the afternoon.
▪ The project had been cancelled by Labour for lack of public funds.
▪ Waiting lists started to lengthen as operations were cancelled.
▪ We spent hours on the phone Thursday evening working through the guest-list to tell people the party was cancelled.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

  2. To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude. [Obs.] ``Canceled from heaven.''

  3. 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.

    A deed may be avoided by delivering it up to be cancelled; that is, to have lines drawn over it in the form of latticework or cancelli; though the phrase is now used figuratively for any manner of obliterating or defacing it.

  4. To annul or destroy; to revoke or recall.

    The indentures were canceled.

    He was unwilling to cancel the interest created through former secret services, by being refractory on this occasion.
    --Sir W. Scott.

  5. (Print.) To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type.

    Canceled figures (Print), figures cast with a line across the face., as for use in arithmetics.

    Syn: To blot out; obliterate; deface; erase; efface; expunge; annul; abolish; revoke; abrogate; repeal; destroy; do away; set aside. See Abolish.


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)

    1. The suppression or striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages.

    2. The part thus suppressed.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "cross out with lines," from Anglo-French canceler, from Latin cancellare "to make resemble a lattice," which in Late Latin took on a sense "cross out something written" by marking it with crossed lines, from cancelli, plural of cancellus "lattice, grating," diminutive of cancer "crossed bars, lattice," a variant of carcer "prison" (see incarceration). Figurative use, "to nullify an obligation" is from mid-15c. Related: Canceled (also cancelled); cancelling.


n. 1 A cancellation (''US''); (nonstandard in some kinds of English). 2 # (context Internet English) A control message posted to Usenet that serves to cancel a previously posted message. 3 (context obsolete English) An inclosure; a boundary; a limit. 4 (context printing English) The suppression on striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To cross out something with lines etc. 2 (context transitive English) To invalidate or annul something. 3 (context transitive English) To mark something (such as a used postage stamp) so that it can't be reused. 4 (context transitive English) To offset or equalize something. 5 (context transitive mathematics English) To remove a common factor from both the numerator and denominator of a fraction, or from both sides of an equation. 6 (context transitive media English) To stop production of a programme. 7 (context printing dated English) To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type. 8 (context obsolete English) To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude. 9 (context slang English) To kill.

  1. n. a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat [syn: natural]

  2. [also: cancelling, cancelled]

  1. v. 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]

  6. [also: cancelling, cancelled]


Cancel or cancellation may refer to:

  • Cancellation (mail), a postal marking applied to a stamp or stationery indicating the item has been used
  • Cancellation (insurance), the termination of an insurance policy
  • Flight cancellation and delay, not operating a scheduled flight
Technology and science
  • Cancels, a bibliographic term for replaced leaves in printed books
  • Cancellation property, the mathematical property if a * b = a * c then b = c
  • Loss of significance, cumulative errors incurred when doing calculations with floating-point numbers
  • Noise cancellation, a method for reducing unwanted sound
  • Phase cancellation, the effect of two waves that are out of phase with each other being summed
  • Cancel message, a special message used to remove Usenet articles posted to news servers
  • Cancel character, an indication that transmitted data are in error or are to be disregarded
  • Cancellation (television), the termination of a television series
  • "Cancelled" (South Park), an episode of the TV series South Park
People and characters
  • Robinson Cancel (born 1976), baseball catcher
  • An alternate name for the archangel Camael
  • Cancellation of removal, a form of immigration relief available to aliens in the United States who be otherwise inadmissible or deportable

Usage examples of "cancel".

Gradually, the French became more and more intransigent and this climaxed in 1292 when the papal throne became vacant and the French and Italian factions in the College of Cardinals cancelled each other out to the extent that they wrangled for two years without reaching agreement: no candidate achieved the required two-thirds majority.

Achievements so great as to cancel out the effect of the apologia itself.

American production schedules had been upset in April 1942 to give top priority to landing and beaching craft for the cross-Channel operation that was canceled, and again in January 1943 schedules were upset to give top priority to ships for antisubmarine warfare.

An hour later Bluey set up a landing at Marathon, called Flight Services and canceled his flight plan, then roared down the runway, ten feet above the ground.

So edition 1824, which is supported by the Bodleian manuscript,--both the cancelled draft and the revised version: cf.

In the space here left blank, line 231, the manuscript has manhood, which is cancelled for some monosyllable unknown--query, spring?

I left a note for Spike on the day, informing him that I had cancelled the meeting and would reschedule it.

He wondered whether he could go through with it but I told him he must, otherwise Jane and the rest of the family would wonder why he had cancelled it.

It gave me the opportunity to rearrange work that had been cancelled, to do some P.

I knew then that he must have been ill because he hardly ever cancelled any arrangements himself.

After the panto he was due to go on holiday with Shelagh and I thought that would put him to rights, but then he cancelled it.

He had worked himself into a daddy of a tantrum, cancelled both shows and then had to find someone to blame.

So the trip was cancelled at the eleventh hour and he told me he was finished.

He promptly had a row with her, lost his poems, did not know what he could possibly read, and said it would be better if I cancelled the show.

Fortunately, Nimitz later thought better of this, and cancelled the order.