Meaning of DELETE in English

DELETE

de ‧ lete /dɪˈliːt/ BrE AmE verb [transitive]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: deletus , past participle of delere 'to destroy' ]

to remove something that has been written down or stored in a computer:

His name was deleted from the list.

I deleted the file by mistake.

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THESAURUS

▪ delete to remove something that has been written down or stored in a computer:

I think you should delete the second paragraph.

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You can delete any files that are no longer required.

▪ cut to remove a section from a piece of writing or a film:

You’ll have to cut some of your essay if it’s over 1,500 words.

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A couple of scenes had to be cut because they were too violent.

▪ cross something out to draw a line through a word to show that it was a mistake or that you want to change what you have written:

If you make a mistake in the exam, just cross it out.

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I’ve crossed out the names of people who can’t come.

▪ rub something out British English , erase American English to remove writing or pictures from paper with a rubber, or from a board with a cloth:

Use a pencil so you can rub out your mistakes.

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I had to rub the whole thing out and start again.

▪ erase to remove sounds or pictures that have been recorded on a machine:

You can erase the tape or record over it.

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Somehow all my photographs had been erased.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.