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.

Wikipedia

  1. erase

    In computing, del (or erase) is a command in command-line interpreters (shells) such as COMMAND.COM, cmd.exe, 4DOS, NDOS, 4OS2, 4NT and Windows PowerShell. It is used to delete one or more files or directories from a file system.

ChatGPT

  1. erase

    Erase means to remove or eliminate something completely, leaving no trace or evidence of its existence. It typically involves wiping away, deleting, or obliterating information, marks, objects, or memories.

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.]

Wikidata

  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. Trey Gowdy:

    This confirms doubts about the completeness of Clinton’s self-selected public record and raises serious questions about Hillary Clinton decision to erase Hillary Clinton personal server — especially before it could be analyzed by an independent, neutral third party arbiter.

  2. Randy Hargrove:

    Nothing will erase the pain of August 3 and we are hopeful that re-opening the store will be another testament to the strength and resiliency that has characterized the El Paso community in the wake of this tragedy.

  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. State Emergency Service:

    Such missile strike means that, for many Russians, our Kyiv is absolute foreign. They know nothing about our capital, about our history. They have orders to erase our history, our country and all of us. children, women and defence forces are losing their lives every hour.

  5. Jack Green:

    It's the deliberate destruction of a heritage and its images, intended to erase history and the identity of the people of Iraq, whether in the past or the present, and it has a major impact on the heritage of the region.

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