What does delete mean?

Definitions for delete
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delete, cancel(verb)

    remove or make invisible

    "Please delete my name from your list"

  2. erase, delete(verb)

    wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information

    "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"

  3. edit, blue-pencil, delete(verb)

    cut or eliminate

    "she edited the juiciest scenes"

Wiktionary

  1. delete(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From deletus, past participle of delere, from delevi, originally perf. tense of delinere, from de- + linere.

  2. delete(Verb)

    To hide, conceal

    Etymology: From deletus, past participle of delere, from delevi, originally perf. tense of delinere, from de- + linere.

  3. Delete(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From deletus, past participle of delere, from delevi, originally perf. tense of delinere, from de- + linere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delete(verb)

    to blot out; to erase; to expunge; to dele; to omit

    Etymology: [L. deletus, p. p. of delere to destroy. Cf. 1st Dele.]

Freebase

  1. Delete

    In the database structured query language (SQL), the DELETE statement removes one or more records from a table. A subset may be defined for deletion using a condition, otherwise all records are removed. Some DBMSs, like MySQL, allow to delete rows from multiple tables with one DELETE statement.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Delete

    de-lēt′, v.t. to blot out: to erase: to destroy.—n.pl. Delen′da, things to be deleted or erased.—n. Delē′tion.—adjs. Delē′tive, Delē′tory. [L. delēre, delētum, to blot out.]

Editors Contribution

  1. delete

    To take data, files or information from a form of electronic information, app, computer, computer program, computer system, dictionary, database, device, file, folder, internet, laptop, network, type of software, server, website or other form of digital technology and change it to accurate and transformed data, information, space and memory processing accurately, easily, effectively, efficiently, safely, securely and simply at superluminal speed.

    It is important for human beings to have the right to delete data.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 8, 2020  
  2. delete

    To take data, information or file from a form of electronic information, app, computer, computer program, computer system, dictionary, database, device, file, folder, internet, laptop, type of software, server, website, planet earth energy field or other form of digital technology and it is recycled.

    The website search engine have a policy for those people who require to delete information, we can request to have it deleted through the right to delete.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 10, 2016  
  3. delete

    To take energy, consciousness, data, files, words or information from a planet earth energy field and change it now in this moment to optimum health and forward movement and evolution of energy, consciousness and information at superluminal speed.

    To have the ability to delete consciousness is a gift that we value.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 8, 2020  
  4. delete

    To take or change data at FTL speed, the definition of a term or word, a word within a definition or the username of the definition of a word from the planet earth dictionary and the relevant planet earth energy field and to recycle the data accurately, easily, effectively, efficiently, safely, securely and simply at superluminal speed

    To delete data from the planet earth dictionary creates amazing change thoughout the world for us all.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 14, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of delete in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of delete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of delete in a Sentence

  1. Mark Ostrowski:

    I'd never thought I would buy steak online, but I'm buying steak online, people really need to keep track of their footprint and go through and delete accounts, remove credit cards, move personal information off a lot of these things after they do their purchasing — especially if it's a one-time type purchase.

  2. Jason Lau:

    How do we determine when the actual pandemic ends ? So for example the government and the companies that are collecting this data — who's the person that's going to be the one that says,' OK the pandemic is over let's delete the data, let's not store personal data anymore,'.

  3. Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi:

    I know that you cannot delete many things from the final draft of the SDGs. So you can play with some words here and there, to be very practical and pragmatic, so we have to find strong allies in the governments - even for two or three words to be incorporated into it.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Googlepedia The Global Encyclopedia can surpass and prevail all other encyclopedias to write vulnerably free, neutral, honest, and fair content written by scholarly contributors, which no one will be able to delete.

  5. Ahmed Hussein:

    Life is just a jorney between Delete and Recycle Bin !!

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