verb (used with object), de·let·ed, de·let·ing.
Origin of delete
Examples from the Web for delete
Ultimately, all it took was the mere mention of a lawyer for the perpetrator to delete the accounts and disappear completely.A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat|Annie Gaus|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Navy captain responded to the text from Bissonnette with the words, “Delete me.”‘They Don’t Call It SEAL Team 6-Year-Old for Nothing’: Commandos Clash Over Tell-All Book|Kimberly Dozier|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or perhaps just delete your social media accounts altogether.
Or, I should say, why did Facebook delete my account three times?Porn Stars Want to Know: Why Did Facebook Delete Me?|Aurora Snow|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, the incentive for the Gingrich team would be not to delete the phony accounts.
“Quit it, delete it, cease it,” Chauncey Delarouse admonished testily.The Red One|Jack London
I have been compelled to delete this passage on the ground that even if people believed me it would only attract more callers.
Page 102, middle, delete comma after them; insert comma after nave.How to judge architecture|Russell Sturgis
Anything you would like to delete as not being the truth, or add because it has been omitted?Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Would you delete the inaccurate statement and insert the accurate statement with your initials by the side of the changes, please?Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for delete
Word Origin for delete
Word Origin and History for delete
late 15c., "destroy, eradicate," from Latin deletus, past participle of delere "destroy, blot out, efface," from delevi, originally perfective tense of delinere "to daub, erase by smudging" (as of the wax on a writing table), from de- "from, away" (see de-) + linere "to smear, wipe" (see lime (n.1)). In English, specifically of written matter, from c.1600. Related: Deleted; deleting.