1. [ verb ] postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
Synonyms: call_off

"Call off the engagement" "cancel the dinner party"

Related terms: break cancellation schedule
2. [ verb ] of cheques or tickets
Synonyms: invalidate
Related terms: score
3. [ verb ] declare null and void; make ineffective
Synonyms: strike_down

"Cancel the election results" "strike down a law"

Related terms: declare revoke invalidate write_off remit recall cancellation
4. [ verb ] remove or make invisible
Synonyms: delete

"Please delete my name from your list"

Related terms: remove strike erase deletion
5. [ verb ] make up for
Synonyms: offset set_off

"His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

Related terms: balance counteract counterbalance
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7694
7. [ noun ] (music) a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
Synonyms: natural
Related terms: musical_notation
Similar spelling:   cancelled