Meaning of DELETE in English


/ dɪˈliːt; NAmE / verb

[ vn ] delete sth (from sth) to remove sth that has been written or printed, or that has been stored on a computer :

Your name has been deleted from the list.

This command deletes files from the directory.

( BrE )

Mr / Mrs / Ms ( delete as appropriate )

►  de·le·tion / dɪˈliːʃn; NAmE / noun [ U , C ]:

He made several deletions to the manuscript.



late Middle English (in the sense destroy ): from Latin delet- blotted out, effaced, from the verb delere .

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