What does erase mean?

Definitions for erase
ɪˈreɪserase

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. erase, wipe outverb

    remove from memory or existence

    "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"

  2. erase, rub out, score out, efface, wipe offverb

    remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

    "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"

  3. erase, deleteverb

    wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information

    "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"

Wiktionary

  1. eraseverb

    to remove markings or information

    I erased that note because it was wrong.

  2. eraseverb

    To obliterate information from (a storage medium), such as to clear or (with magnetic storage) to demagnetize.

    I'm going to erase this tape.

  3. eraseverb

    To obliterate (information) from a storage medium, such as to clear or to overwrite.

    I'm going to erase those files.

  4. eraseverb

    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.

  5. eraseverb

    To be erased .

  6. Etymology: From erasus, past participle of eradere, from ex- + radere

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ERASEverb

    To destroy; to exscind; to expunge; to rub out.

    Etymology: raser, French.

    The heads of birds, for the most part, are given erased; that is, plucked off. Henry Peacham, on Blazoning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eraseverb

    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

  2. Eraseverb

    fig.: To obliterate; to expunge; to blot out; -- used of ideas in the mind or memory

  3. Etymology: [L. erasus, p. p. of eradere to erase; e out + radere to scrape, scratch, shave. See Rase.]

Freebase

  1. Erase

    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

  1. Erase

    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. eradĕree, out, radĕre, rasum, to scrape.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of erase in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of erase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of erase in a Sentence

  1. Cameron Sexton:

    Trying to judge past generations' actions based on today's values and the evolution of societies is not an exercise I am willing to do because I think it is counterproductive, it is much more productive to learn from Randy McNally past and not repeat the imperfections of the past. Any attempt to erase the past only aligns society with the teaching of communism, which believes the present dominates the past.

  2. Joul Elias:

    This is an attempt to boycott the body that actively tries to erase our Palestinian identity.

  3. Saoud Hamidi:

    I want to erase Daesh from my memory, i hope every area controlled by Daesh is liberated, that people are free of them and can live like we do now.

  4. Marcus Aureluis, Meditations, Book nine:

    Erase fancy; curb impulse; quench desire; let sovereign reason have the mastery.

  5. Krishnamurthy Subramanian:

    Reforms must go on to enable India to realize its potential growth and erase the adverse impact of the pandemic.

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