delete Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "delete" - English Dictionary

See all translations

deleteverb [I or T]

uk   us   /dɪˈliːt/
B1 to remove or draw a line through something, especially a written word or words: They insisted that all expletives be deleted from the article. Here is a list of possible answers. Please delete (= draw a line through them) as appropriate.
More examples
Translations of “delete”
in Arabic يَشْطُب…
in Korean 삭제하다…
in Malaysian potong…
in French rayer…
in Turkish silmek, yok etmek…
in Italian eliminare, cancellare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刪除,刪去(尤指文字)…
in Russian удалять (из памяти компьютера)…
in Polish usuwać…
in Vietnamese xóa bỏ…
in Spanish suprimir, tachar…
in Portuguese apagar, suprimir…
in Thai ตัดออก…
in German streichen…
in Catalan suprimir…
in Japanese ~を消す, ~を削除する…
in Indonesian menghapus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 删除,删去,划掉(尤指文字)…
(Definition of delete from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of delete?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “delete” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
field event

a sports event in which athletes take part one after the other rather than racing or competing together

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More