What does delete mean?

Definitions for delete
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word delete.

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, information or file from a form of electronic information, app, computer, computer program, computer system, dictionary, database, device, file, folder, internet, laptop, piece of software, server, website or other form of digital technology.

    The website search engine have a policy for those people who need to delete information, you can request to have it removed if you need it.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 10, 2016  

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How to say delete in sign language?

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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. The Blaze:

    He can’t record while he is here and doesn’t want to delete it.

  2. Bruce Schneier:

    So my password was stolen, is there any way I can go to every criminal on the planet, to their computers, and delete my name ? No, change your password.

  3. Trey Gowdy:

    They didn't just push the delete button. They had them deleted where even God can't read them.

  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. Anuj Somany:

    A portal or page can delete a person's thought but not what he has said it right and got it imprinted into the people's heart.

Images & Illustrations of delete

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