Definitions for eraseɪˈreɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•raseɪˈreɪs(v.)e•rased, e•ras•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, etc.; efface.

  2. to eliminate completely:

    She couldn't erase the scene from her memory.

  3. to obliterate (recorded material) from (a recording medium):

    She erased the message on the answering machine. I accidentally erased the tape.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

  4. to remove (data) from computer storage:

    He erased the data from the hard drive.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Computers

  5. Slang. to murder.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. (v.i.)to give way to effacement readily or easily.

  7. to obliterate characters, markings, etc., from something.

Origin of erase:

1595–1605; < L ērāsus, ptp. of ērādere=ē-e - +rādere to scrape; cf. raze


Princeton's WordNet

  1. erase, wipe out(verb)

    remove from memory or existence

    "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"

  2. erase, rub out, score out, efface, wipe off(verb)

    remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

    "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"

  3. erase, delete(verb)

    wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information

    "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. erase(verb)ɪˈreɪs

    to remove writing or information

    He erased it and wrote it again.; The DVD had been erased.

  2. eraseɪˈreɪs

    to remove a thought or feeling completely

    She tried to erase the memory from her mind.


  1. erase(Verb)

    to remove markings or information

    I erased that note because it was wrong.

  2. erase(Verb)

    To obliterate information from (a storage medium), such as to clear or (with magnetic storage) to demagnetize.

    I'm going to erase this tape.

  3. erase(Verb)

    To obliterate (information) from a storage medium, such as to clear or to overwrite.

    I'm going to erase those files.

  4. erase(Verb)

    To remove a runner from the bases via a double play or pick off play

    Jones was erased by a 6-4-3 double play.

  5. erase(Verb)

    To be erased .

  6. Origin: From erasus, past participle of eradere, from ex- + radere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erase(verb)

    to rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, or painted; to efface; to expunge; to cross out; as, to erase a word or a name

  2. Erase(verb)

    fig.: To obliterate; to expunge; to blot out; -- used of ideas in the mind or memory


  1. Erase

    Erase is the third studio album released by Dutch death metal band Gorefest. It was released in 1994 Nuclear Blast Records.

Anagrams of erase

  1. eares, easer

  2. Eares

  3. Easer

Translations for erase

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to rub out (pencil marks etc)

The typist tried to erase the error.

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