Definitions for eraseɪˈreɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, etc.; efface.
to eliminate completely:
She couldn't erase the scene from her memory.
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
to remove (data) from computer storage:
He erased the data from the hard drive.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Computers
Slang. to murder.
Category: Status (usage)
(v.i.)to give way to effacement readily or easily.
to obliterate characters, markings, etc., from something.
Origin of erase:
1595–1605; < L ērāsus, ptp. of ērādere=ē-e - +rādere to scrape; cf. raze
erase, wipe out(verb)
remove from memory or existence
"The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"
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!"
wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information
"Who erased the files form my hard disk?"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to remove writing or information
He erased it and wrote it again.; The DVD had been erased.
to remove a thought or feeling completely
She tried to erase the memory from her mind.
to remove markings or information
I erased that note because it was wrong.
To obliterate information from (a storage medium), such as to clear or (with magnetic storage) to demagnetize.
I'm going to erase this tape.
To obliterate (information) from a storage medium, such as to clear or to overwrite.
I'm going to erase those files.
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.
To be erased .
Origin: From erasus, past participle of eradere, from ex- + radere
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
fig.: To obliterate; to expunge; to blot out; -- used of ideas in the mind or memory
Translations for erase
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to rub out (pencil marks etc)
The typist tried to erase the error.
- يَمْحو، يَشْطُبArabic
- apagarPortuguese (BR)
- slette; viske udDanish
- پاک کردنFarsi
- viske ut, sletteNorwegian
- پاک کردنPersian
- يا كول، پيجوول، توږلPashto
- vymazať, vytrieťSlovak
- 擦掉Chinese (Trad.)
- стирати; підчищатиUkrainian
- مٹا دیناUrdu
- tẩy xoáVietnamese
- 擦掉Chinese (Simp.)
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