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

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  3. Easer

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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. Samuel Oliver-Bruno:

    The presence of God doesn't erase the presence of pain.

  2. Suh Kune-yull:

    North Korea might seem like they're being generous in holding this event, but this is the actual testing ground we're talking about here - The smoking gun, it seems like they're trying to erase any evidence of the nuclear capabilities they have.

  3. President Trump:

    We must work together to confront forces whether they come from inside or out, south or east, that threaten to undermine these values and erase the bonds of culture, faith and tradition that makes us who we are, these forces are doomed to fail if we want them to fail, and we do indeed want them to fail.

  4. 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.

  5. Joul Elias:

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

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