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.
- a replacement for an omitted part.
Origin of cancel
Synonyms for cancel
Related Words for cancelledannul, revoke, remove, abolish, cut, abort, kill, eliminate, destroy, repeal, rescind, trim, deface, obliterate, repudiate, ax, abrogate, total, zap, quash
Examples from the Web for cancelled
Contemporary Examples of cancelled
The series was cancelled after one season, but Leto had already proven his considerable talent.Renaissance Man Jared Leto Defies Categorization
The Daily Beast
December 8, 2014
The compassionate release was cancelled and he was sent back to his cell.A Million Ways to Die in Prison
December 8, 2014
Cosby cancelled an appearance scheduled for the following week on Late Show with David Letterman.
TMZ reported that the five concert venues had cancelled Cosby performances for early 2015.
Cosby is still scheduling performances for early 2015, and not all of his December performances have been cancelled.
Historical Examples of cancelled
As if the Crawleighs could not have cancelled their own engagement!The Education of Eric Lane
I—ah—withdraw the invitation, of course—it is cancelled, Sir, cancelled!
Special Delivery stamps are to be cancelled as postage stamps are cancelled.The Stamps of Canada
He cancelled the figure 2, and completed the measure with a rest.
The figure '2' was cancelled, and the measure was completed by a rest.
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) accountingto 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
Word Origin for cancel
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.