Simple Definition of delete
: to remove (something, such as words, pictures, or computer files) from a document, recording, computer, etc.
Full Definition of delete
: 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
Delete this name from the list.
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
Rhymes with delete
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DELETE Defined for Kids
Definition of delete for Students
: to take out especially by erasing, crossing out, or cutting <delete a sentence> <delete a computer file>
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