Meaning of CANCEL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kæns(ə)l ]

( cancels, cancelling, cancelled)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

Note: in AM, use 'canceling', 'canceled'


If you cancel something that has been arranged, you stop it from happening. If you cancel an order for goods or services, you tell the person or organization supplying them that you no longer wish to receive them.

The Russian foreign minister yesterday cancelled his visit to Washington...

Many trains have been cancelled and a limited service is operating on other lines...

There is normally no refund should a client choose to cancel.

VERB : V n , V n , V

• can‧cel‧la‧tion


Outbursts of violence forced the cancellation of Haiti’s first free elections in 1987.

...passengers who suffer delays and cancellations on planes, trains, ferries and buses.

N-VAR : oft N of n


If someone in authority cancels a document, an insurance policy, or a debt, they officially declare that it is no longer valid or no longer legally exists.

He intends to try to leave the country, in spite of a government order cancelling his passport...

She learned her insurance had been canceled by Pacific Mutual Insurance Company...

VERB : V n , V n

• can‧cel‧la‧tion

...a march by groups calling for cancellation of Third World debt.

N-UNCOUNT : with supp


To cancel a stamp or a cheque means to mark it to show that it has already been used and cannot be used again.

The new device can also cancel the check after the transaction is complete.

...cancelled stamps.

VERB : V n , V-ed

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