What does erase mean?

Definitions for erase
ɪˈreɪserase

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. erase, wipe out(verb)

    remove from memory or existence

    "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"

  2. 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!"

  3. erase, delete(verb)

    wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information

    "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"

Wiktionary

  1. erase(Verb)

    to remove markings or information

    I erased that note because it was wrong.

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

  2. erase(Verb)

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

    I'm going to erase this tape.

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

  3. erase(Verb)

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

    I'm going to erase those files.

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

  4. erase(Verb)

    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.

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

  5. erase(Verb)

    To be erased .

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erase(verb)

    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

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

  2. Erase(verb)

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

    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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  1. eares, easer

  2. Eares

  3. Easer

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How to say erase in sign language?

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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. Tamara Brady:

    Nothing can erase July 20, 2012.

  2. Sarah Erickson:

    Suicide is something nobody wants to talk about, you can't just erase a kid and expect to prevent future suicides. Nothing changes unless Minneapolis Star Tribune is talked about. Isanti Middle School failed.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    *** (C)(P) EVIL MEN PRACTICE THE IMPLANTATION OF HATEFUL IDEOLOGIES WITHIN THE MINDS OF THE WEAK. THEY KNOW IT IS HARD TO ERASE THIS MENTAL AFFLICTION. THEY ALSO KNOW THAT THE PHYSICALITY WILL GO AWAY, BUT MENTAL IDEOLOGICAL DAMAGE IS FOREVER.

  4. Harussani Zakaria:

    If a Muslim who is fasting sees a woman's 'aurat' then it'll just erase their benefits.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    Attempting to erase the line between fact and fiction, truth and reality is a core feature of authoritarianism.

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