Canceled
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • canceled — index inactive, invalid, lifeless (dead), null (invalid), null and void, powerless Burton s Legal T …   Law dictionary

  • canceled — adjective Etymology: from past participle of cancel : represented or cast with a slant line across the face a canceled arabic numeral * * * canceled UK [ˈkæns(ə)ld] US an American past tense and past participle of cancel Thesaurus: american… …   Useful english dictionary

  • canceled — can·cel || kænsl v. call off, repeal, revoke, erase …   English contemporary dictionary

  • canceled — UK [ˈkæns(ə)ld] / US an American past tense and past participle of cancel …   English dictionary

  • canceled check — n. A check that has been paid and charged to the person who wrote it, and is marked in some way to indicate that fact. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Canceled Apollo missions — Due to budget constraints there were many canceled Apollo missions during the Apollo program. Along with Apollos 18 , 19 and 20 , which received some level of planning, there were a variety of later planned flights. Some of these were… …   Wikipedia

  • Canceled Check — A check that has cleared the depositor s account and has been marked as canceled by the bank. A canceled check has been paid by the drawee bank and endorsed by the payee, the payee s bank, and the Federal Reserve Bank. Canceled checks can also be …   Investment dictionary

  • Canceled figures — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canceled transitway projects in Minneapolis-St. Paul — In addition to the proposed transit projects in the Twin Cities region, there have been some transit corridors that are no longer proposed. Riverview Corridor The Riverview Corridor was a Bus Rapid Transit corridor project running from Downtown… …   Wikipedia

  • Canceled Order — 1. A previously submitted order to purchase or sell a security that is canceled before it has been executed on an exchange. 2. An order that can t be executed due to parameter limitations, such as a limit order that can t be filled because the… …   Investment dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”