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Meaning of CANCEL

Pronunciation:  'kansul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
  2. [v]  of cheques or tickets
  3. [v]  remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list"
  4. [v]  declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"
  5. [v]  postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"
  6. [v]  make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

CANCEL is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: call off, delete, invalidate, natural, offset, set off, strike down
 See Also: adjudge, annul, avoid, balance, break, counteract, counterbalance, countermand, countervail, declare, efface, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize, erase, excise, expunge, hold, invalidate, lift, mark, musical notation, neutralize, nullify, overturn, quash, recall, remit, remove, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, rub out, schedule, score, score out, strike, take, take away, vacate, void, wipe off, withdraw, write off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    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
       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.          --Blackstone.
    4. To annul or destroy; to revoke or recall.
             The indentures were canceled.         --Thackeray.
             He was unwilling to cancel the interest created
             through former secret services, by being refractory
             on this occasion.                     --Sir W.
    5. (Print.) To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in
    {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}.
  2. \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.
Computing Dictionary

(CAN, Control-X) ascii character 24.

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