(noun, verb)


1. a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

Similar word(s): natural

Definition categories: communication


1. postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

- cancel the dinner party

Similar word(s): scratch, scrub

Definition categories: social

2. make up for

Similar word(s): offset

Definition categories: stative, balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize

3. declare null and void; make ineffective

- Cancel the election results

Definition categories: social, adjudge, declare, hold

4. remove or make invisible

Similar word(s): delete

Definition categories: contact, remove, take, withdraw

5. make invalid for use

- cancel cheques or tickets

Similar word(s): invalidate

Definition categories: communication, mark, score

Sentences with cancel as a verb:

- He cancelled his order on their website.

- This machine cancels the letters that have a valid zip code.

- The corrective feedback mechanism cancels out the noise.