What is cancel?

  • (verb): Declare null and void; make ineffective.
    Example: "Cancel the election results"
    Synonyms: strike down
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "cancel":

  • (verb): Remove or make invisible.
    Synonyms: delete
  • (verb): Postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled.
    Example: "Cancel the dinner party"
    Synonyms: call off
  • (noun): A notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat.
    Synonyms: natural
  • (verb): Of cheques or tickets.
    Synonyms: invalidate

Famous quotes containing the word cancel:

    Every bondman in his own hand bears
    The power to cancel his captivity.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Stated clearly enough, an idea may cancel itself out.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    The moving finger writes; and having writ,
    Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
    Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
    Edward Fitzgerald (1809–1883)