Cancel
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 lattice; cf. Gr. ? latticed gate. Cf. {Chancel}.] 1. To inclose or surround, as with a railing, or with latticework. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A little obscure place canceled in with iron work is the pillar or stump at which . . . our Savior was scourged. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude. [Obs.] ``Canceled from heaven.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To cross and deface, as the lines of a writing, or as a word or figure; to mark out by a cross line; to blot out or obliterate. [1913 Webster]

A deed may be avoided by delivering it up to be cancelled; that is, to have lines drawn over it in the form of latticework or cancelli; though the phrase is now used figuratively for any manner of obliterating or defacing it. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

4. To annul or destroy; to revoke or recall. [1913 Webster]

The indentures were canceled. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

He was unwilling to cancel the interest created through former secret services, by being refractory on this occasion. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

5. (Print.) To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type. [1913 Webster]

{Canceled figures} (Print), figures cast with a line across the face., as for use in arithmetics.

Syn: To blot out; obliterate; deface; erase; efface; expunge; annul; abolish; revoke; abrogate; repeal; destroy; do away; set aside. See {Abolish}. [1913 Webster]


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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, 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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