What does delete mean?

Definitions for delete
dɪˈlitdelete

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delete, cancelverb

    remove or make invisible

    "Please delete my name from your list"

  2. erase, deleteverb

    wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information

    "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"

  3. edit, blue-pencil, deleteverb

    cut or eliminate

    "she edited the juiciest scenes"

Wiktionary

  1. deleteverb

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

  2. deleteverb

    To hide, conceal

  3. Deletenoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DELETEverb

    To blot out. Dict.

    Etymology: from deleo, Lat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deleteverb

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

  2. 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. Konstantinos Papamiltiadis:

    Although Andrea Downing've seen no evidence of abuse, Andrea Downing will ask Fred Trotter to delete any member data Fred Trotter may have retained and Andrea Downing will conduct audits to confirm that it has been deleted.

  2. Joshua James:

    It would try to delete essentially all your files... then restart the system. You would come back up and nothing would be there, if it infected more financial systems, it could have deleted all financial data in North Korea. I mean, it is dangerous.

  3. Trey Gowdy:

    While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the secretary to return her public record to the Department, not only was the secretary the sole arbiter of what was a public record, she also summarily decided to delete all emails from her server ensuring no one could check behind her analysis in the public interest.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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