verb (used with object), can·celed, can·cel·ing or (especially British) can·celled, can·cel·ling.
- to close (an account) by crediting or paying all outstanding charges: He plans to cancel his account at the department store.
- to eliminate or offset (a debit, credit, etc.) with an entry for an equal amount on the opposite side of a ledger, as when a payment is received on a debt.
verb (used without object), can·celed, can·cel·ing or (especially British) can·celled, can·cel·ling.
- an omitted passage, page, etc.
- a replacement for an omitted part.
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Example sentences from the Web for cancel
The proceedings expected this week in Guantanamo Bay had been canceled.
The CIA canceled the deal three years later, but by then the duo had received $81 million.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The second set was immediately canceled, and everyone was warned to take caution and head home.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though Mayor Bill de Blasio was originally scheduled to attend, he canceled after the grand jury announcement.
A Bangkok theater chain subsequently canceled its planned screenings of the new film.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some big act is canceled owing to illness and they have to have a sketch.Jane Journeys On|Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Your lease is by the term—a term being three months—and can be canceled upon giving one term's notice.Paris Vistas|Helen Davenport Gibbons
In the end they canceled all London engagements and quietly set out for Scotland.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
I canceled Ange's dinner at our place and started spending even more time there.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Exemptions from taxation extended to members of the Council were canceled for the duration of the war.Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660|Wilcomb E. Washburn
British Dictionary definitions for cancel
verb -cels, -celling or -celled or US -cels, -celing or -celed (mainly tr)
- to close (an account) by discharging any outstanding debts
- (sometimes foll by out) accounting to eliminate (a debit or credit) by making an offsetting entry on the opposite side of the account
- to eliminate (numbers, quantities, or terms) as common factors from both the numerator and denominator of a fraction or as equal terms from opposite sides of an equation
- (intr) to be able to be eliminated in this way