erase

  • 1 erase — e‧rase [ɪˈreɪz ǁ ɪˈreɪs] verb [transitive] COMPUTING if you erase information on a computer, you remove it; = delete erasure noun [countable, uncountable] * * * erase UK US /ɪˈreɪz/ US  /ɪˈreɪs/ verb [T] …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 erase — erase, expunge, cancel, efface, obliterate, blot out, delete mean to strike out something so that it no longer has effect or existence. Erase basically implies a scraping or rubbing out of something that is written, engraved, or painted {erase a… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Erase — may refer to: *Deletion *File wiping * Erase , an album by Dutch death metal band Gorefest. * Erase , a song on the 2007 Delta S album Voyage to Isis ee also*Erase/Rewind *Eraser (disambiguation) …

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  • 4 Erase — E*rase ([ e]*r[=a]s ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Erased} ([ e]*r[=a]st ); p. pr. & vb. n.. {Erasing}.] [L. erasus, p. p. of eradere to erase; e out + radere to scrape, scratch, shave. See {Rase}.] 1. To rub or scrape out, as letters or characters… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 erase — vt erased, eras·ing: to seal and protect (criminal records) from disclosure Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. erase …

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  • 6 erase — erase; erase·ment; …

    English syllables

  • 7 erase — [ē rās′, irās′] vt. erased, erasing [< L erasus, pp. of eradere, to scratch out < e , out + radere, to scrape, scratch: see RAT] 1. to rub, scrape, or wipe out (esp. written or engraved letters); efface; expunge 2. to remove (something… …

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  • 8 Erase —   [engl.], löschen …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 erase — c.1600, from L. erasus, pp. of eradere scrape out, scrape off, shave, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + radere to scrape (see RAZE (Cf. raze)). Of magnetic tape, from 1945. Related: Erased; erasing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 erase — [v] remove; rub out abolish, annul, black out, blank, blot, blue pencil*, cancel, cross out, cut, cut out, delete, disannul, dispatch, efface, eliminate, excise, expunge, extirpate, gut, kill, launder*, negate, nullify, obliterate, scratch out*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 erase — ► VERB ▪ rub out or obliterate; remove all traces of. DERIVATIVES erasable adjective erasure noun. ORIGIN Latin eradere scrape away …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 erase — verb (erased; erasing) Etymology: Latin erasus, past participle of eradere, from e + radere to scratch, scrape more at rodent Date: 1605 transitive verb 1. a. to rub or scrape out (as written, painted, or engraved letters) < erase an error > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 erase — verb ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, fully ▪ partially ▪ virtually ▪ effectively ▪ This event has b …

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  • 14 erase — e|rase S3 [ıˈreız US ıˈreıs] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of eradere, from radere to rub roughly, scrape ] 1.) to remove information from a computer memory or recorded sounds from a tape ▪ The computer crashed, and… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 erase — [[t]ɪre͟ɪz, AM ɪre͟ɪs[/t]] erases, erasing, erased 1) VERB If you erase a thought or feeling, you destroy it completely so that you can no longer remember something or no longer feel a particular emotion. [V n] They are desperate to erase the… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 erase */ — UK [ɪˈreɪz] / US [ɪˈreɪs] verb [transitive] Word forms erase : present tense I/you/we/they erase he/she/it erases present participle erasing past tense erased past participle erased 1) a) to remove all the information stored on a computer disk,… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 erase — erasability, n. erasable, adj. /i rays /, v., erased, erasing. v.t. 1. to rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, etc.; efface. 2. to eliminate completely: She couldn t erase the tragic scene from her memory. 3. to… …

    Universalium

  • 18 erase — v. (D; tr.) to erase from * * * [ɪ reɪz] (D; tr.) to erase from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 erase — e|rase [ ı reıs ] verb transitive * 1. ) to remove all the information stored on a computer DISK or all the sound or pictures recorded on a TAPE: The virus erases all the files on your hard drive. a ) to remove writing, drawing, or marks made by… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 erase — verb (T) 1 to remove information from a computer memory or recorded sounds from a tape: Unfortunately, the tape has been erased. 2 to remove marks or writing so that they can no longer be seen 3 formal to get rid of or destroy something so that… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English