Definition of Delete

1. Verb. Remove or make invisible. "Please delete my name from your list"

Exact synonyms: Cancel
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Specialized synonyms: Efface, Erase, Rub Out, Score Out, Wipe Off, Excise, Expunge, Scratch, Strike
Derivative terms: Deletion, Deletion



2. Verb. Wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information. "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"
Exact synonyms: Erase
Category relationships: Recording, Transcription
Generic synonyms: Take Away, Take Out
Specialized synonyms: Demagnetise, Demagnetize
Derivative terms: Eraser
Antonyms: Record

3. Verb. Cut or eliminate. "They won't delete the story "; "She edited the juiciest scenes"
Exact synonyms: Blue-pencil, Edit
Generic synonyms: Censor
Derivative terms: Deletion, Deletion

Definition of Delete

1. v. t. To blot out; to erase; to expunge; to dele; to omit.

Definition of Delete

1. Noun. A key that may be pressed to delete something (including text or files) from a computer. ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of Delete) ¹

3. Verb. To remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer. ¹

4. Verb. (computer) To hide, conceal ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Delete

1. to remove written or printed matter [v -LETED, -LETING, -LETES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delete

delegitimise
delegitimised
delegitimises
delegitimising
delegitimization
delegitimizations
delegitimize
delegitimized
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delegitimizing
deleing
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deleptonization
deles
deletable
delete (current term)
deleted
deleted scene
deleted scenes
deletee
deletees
deleter
deleteries
deleterious
deleteriously
deleteriousness
deleters
deletery
deletes
deletia

Literary usage of Delete

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1. Base SAS(R) 9.1.3 Procedures Guide, Second Edition, Volumes 1-4 by Sas Institute (2006)
"n delete an absolute version n delete a relative version n delete all historical versions and leave the base version. Deleting the Base Version and All ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1887)
"delete this entry in DICT., and see Uta¬ę and Clan. ... delete the entry under this heading in the DICT., as it is imperfect and improperly arranged, ..."

3. SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts by SAS Institute (2005)
"The following table shows the types of delete operations and their effects when you delete versions of a generation group. The following examples assume ..."

4. A Digest of Cases Relating to Shipping, Admiralty, and Insurance Law: From ...by Reginald Godfrey Marsden by Reginald Godfrey Marsden (1899)
"Cas (4th ser.) 599." ,, 444 . . Brown v. Tanner : Reversed on another point ; see col. 396. ,, 485 . . Harris r. Best Ryley : delete ..."

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