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?"
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
Origin: [L. erasus, p. p. of eradere to erase; e out + radere to scrape, scratch, shave. See Rase.]
Erase is the third studio album released by Dutch death metal band Gorefest. It was released in 1994 Nuclear Blast Records.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
e-rās′, v.t. to rub or scrape out: to efface: to destroy.—adj. Erā′sable.—p.adj. Erased′, rubbed out: effaced: (her.) torn off, so as to leave jagged edges.—ns. Erā′ser, one who, or that which, erases, as ink-eraser; Erā′sion, Erase′ment, Erā′sure, the act of erasing: a rubbing out: the place where something written has been rubbed out. [L. eradĕre—e, out, radĕre, rasum, to scrape.]
The numerical value of erase in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of erase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Nothing can erase July 20, 2012.
As we write down our goals, we erase our excuses.
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
We're not trying to start with a clean slate, you cannot erase the past.
It symbolized at that time a continuation of something they wanted to erase.
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- сце́рці, сціра́цьBelarusian
- vymazat, smazatCzech
- slette, viske, fjerneDanish
- viŝi, forigiEsperanto
- pyyhkiä, poistaa, pyyhkiä yli, pyyhkiytyäFinnish
- viska, strikaFaroese
- effacer, s'effacerFrench
- glan, léirscrios, scriosIrish
- dubh às, dubh a-machScottish Gaelic
- 消す, 抹消, 消去Japanese
- wymazywać, zetrzeć, wymazać, ścieraćPolish
- стира́ть, стере́тьRussian
- vymazávať, vymazaťSlovak
- стира́ти, сте́ртиUkrainian
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