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verb de·lete \di-ˈlēt, dē-\

Simple Definition of delete

  • : to remove (something, such as words, pictures, or computer files) from a document, recording, computer, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of delete

deleted

deleting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to eliminate especially by blotting out, cutting out, or erasing <delete a passage in a manuscript> <delete a computer file>

Examples of delete in a sentence

  1. Delete this name from the list.

  2. When the movie was shown on TV all the swearwords had been deleted.



Origin and Etymology of delete

Latin deletus, past participle of delēre to wipe out, destroy


First Known Use: circa 1605


DELETE Defined for Kids

delete

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verb de·lete \di-ˈlēt\

Definition of delete for Students

deleted

deleting

  1. :  to take out especially by erasing, crossing out, or cutting <delete a sentence> <delete a computer file>





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