cancel

[[t]kæ̱ns(ə)l[/t]]
♦♦♦
cancels, cancelling, cancelled
(in AM, use canceling, canceled)
1) VERB If you cancel something that has been arranged, you stop it from happening. If you cancel an order for goods or services, you tell the person or organization supplying them that you no longer wish to receive them.

[V n] The Russian foreign minister yesterday cancelled his visit to Washington...

[V n] Many trains have been cancelled and a limited service is operating on other lines...

[V n] The Navy has decided to cancel its contract for the A-12 Stealth attack plane...

There is normally no refund should a client choose to cancel.

Derived words:
cancellation [[t]kæ̱nsəle͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] plural N-VAR oft N of n

Outbursts of violence forced the cancellation of Haiti's first free elections in 1987.

...passengers who suffer delays and cancellations on planes, trains, ferries and buses.

2) VERB If someone in authority cancels a document, an insurance policy, or a debt, they officially declare that it is no longer valid or no longer legally exists.

[V n] He intends to try to leave the country, in spite of a government order cancelling his passport...

[V n] She learned her insurance had been canceled by Pacific Mutual Insurance Company...

[V n] Under the agreement, Britain will cancel hundreds of millions of pounds in debts owed to it by some of world's poorest countries.

Derived words:
cancellation N-UNCOUNT with supp

...a march by groups calling for cancellation of Third World debt.

3) VERB To cancel a stamp or a cheque means to mark it to show that it has already been used and cannot be used again.

[V n] The new device can also cancel the check after the transaction is complete.

[V-ed] ...cancelled stamps.

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  • cancel — can·cel vt celed or celled, cel·ing, or, cel·ling 1: to destroy the force, validity, or effectiveness of: as a: to render (one s will or a provision in one s will) ineffective by purposely making marks through or otherwise marring the text of… …   Law dictionary

  • cancel — [ kɑ̃sɛl ] n. m. • XIIe; lat. cancellus « barreau » → chancel ♦ Hist. Lieu entouré d une balustrade où était déposé le grand sceau de l État. ⇒CHANCEL, CHANCEAU, CANCEL, subst. masc. ARCHITECTURE A. Grille, balustrade à jour, ordinairement en… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cancel — may refer to: *Cancellation (mail), in mail, a postal marking applied to a stamp or stationery indicating that the item has been used *Cancellation (television), the termination of a television series * canceled (South Park) an episode of South… …   Wikipedia

  • cancel — [kan′səl] vt. canceled or cancelled, canceling or cancelling [ME cancellen < Anglo Fr canceler < LL cancellare, to strike out, cancel < L, to make resemble a lattice < cancelli, pl. of cancellus, lattice, grating, dim. of cancer,… …   English World dictionary

  • Cancel — To cancel signifie annuler en anglais. Dans les jeux de combat, le terme signifie interrompre un coup pour immédiatement en placer un autre, ce qui permet de réaliser un combo. Accomplir cela dépend de la dextérité du joueur mais aussi de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cancel — (Del fr. ant. cancel). 1. m. Contrapuerta, generalmente de tres hojas, una de frente y dos laterales, ajustadas estas a las jambas de una puerta de entrada y cerrado todo por un techo para evitar las corrientes de aire y amortiguar los ruidos… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cancel — Can cel, n. [See {Cancel}, v. i., and cf. {Chancel}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An inclosure; a boundary; a limit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A prison is but a retirement, and opportunity of serious thoughts, to a person whose spirit . . . desires no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cancel — et, suivant quelques uns chancel (kan sèl et chan sèl) s. m. 1°   Dans une église, l endroit du choeur voisin du maître autel, et ordinairement fermé d une balustrade, et où se mettent les ministres servant à l autel. Mot vieilli. 2°   Le lieu où …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • cancel — [v1] call off; erase abolish, abort, abrogate, annul, ax, black out, blot out, break, break off, countermand, cross out, cut, deface, delete, destroy, do away with, do in, efface, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, finish off*, go back on one’s word* …   New thesaurus

  • cancel — sustantivo masculino 1. Contrapuerta formada por un techo y tres paredes con puertas en las dos laterales y que sirve para que no pasen ni las corrientes de aire ni los ruidos: En muchas iglesias hay un cancel en la entrada. 2. Uso/registro:… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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