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. Glaser and Way:

    The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

  2. Mohamed Said Ould Salek:

    Morocco wants to clear the table, erase it all and have nothing to do with the mission. They want to show the question of the referendum is done and doesn't exist, when Morocco expels civilian staff it puts the ceasefire at risk, because the ceasefire and the referendum are two inseparable twins. You kill one and you kill the other.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    The beauty of your love-filled smile created a mark on the stone wall of my heart; I can erase it never.

  4. Krishnamurthy Subramanian:

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

  5. Bret Hart:

    I think Martha, Owen's widow, she's a very obtuse, square-headed person. I think she's done more to erase my brother Owen's memory than she ever did to remember him.

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