- 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.
- an omitted passage, page, etc.
- a replacement for an omitted part.
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How to use cancel in a sentence
Colorado Republican Cory Gardner demanded, waving a letter that he and his family received cancelling his insurance policy.
Eating out less, cancelling cable, running the old car a while longer.
Friends of mine this week were cancelling trips to the U.S. from Beijing, worried about “unsafe” American airports.
So, although we will be cancelling the party on December 1st at Nobu 57, you are very much in our hearts….Google, Marc Jacobs, and Other Casualties of the Christmas Party Recession|Deborah Schoeneman|November 19, 2008|DAILY BEAST
“Dirty drab and rose-pink, with their silly cancelling contest”—does not that sum up the English drama of the last few years?The English Stage|Augustin Filon
At Belfort Paul directed him to send another message cancelling the reservation.High Noon|Anonymous
The cancelling and date marking operation is performed at the rate of 400 or 500 letters per minute.The King's Post|R. C. Tombs
The young Mason Grew had not at first accepted this astral episode as the complete cancelling of his claims on romance.Tales Of Men And Ghosts|Edith Wharton
But now she praises you to the skies, because of your cancelling that enormous debt, and proposing to help the Duchess.The Enemies of Women|Vicente Blasco Ibez
British Dictionary definitions for cancel
- 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