Definition of delete
: to eliminate especially by blotting out, cutting out, or erasing delete a passage in a manuscript delete a computer file The e-mail was accidentally deleted.
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.
Recent Examples of delete from the Web
Browne-Louis was caught in the web further by deleting text messages from McCullum and making misleading statements to law enforcement and a federal grand jury.
And remember when Justin Bieber deleted his Instagram for several months after all that drama sparked by fans leaving mean comments on Sofia Richie’s account?
Not long after news broke of Ball’s status, Fox — who first met Ball on the AAU circuit and spoke at length about the budding rivalry with the Sacramento Bee recently — tweeted a palm-to-face emoji that was deleted soon thereafter.
Only one state - Arkansas - has submitted data via the SAFE site and that information will be deleted, according to the commission.
According to reports on social media, several people tried to access their Instagram accounts today only to find that they had been deleted or disabled.
MacDonough’s ruling may prompt the bill’s authors to delete language before the bill comes to the Senate floor.
Neither Kendall nor Kylie has responded to the controversy at this time but an Instagram of the shirts posted by Kendall yesterday has since been deleted.
Johnson's attorney, Thomas McAdam, also sent a letter to the Courier-Journal demanding the news organization retract and delete three stories about the allegations or face a libel suit.
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Origin and Etymology of delete
Latin deletus, past participle of delēre to wipe out, destroy
First Known Use: circa 1605See Words from the same year
DELETE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of delete for English Language Learners
: to remove (something, such as words, pictures, or computer files) from a document, recording, computer, etc.
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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