delete

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /dɪˈliːt/ or /dəˈliːt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: de‧lete

Noun[change]

Singular
delete

Plural
none

Key delete
  1. (uncountable) A key that may be pressed to delete something (including text or files) from a computer.
    I lost the files when I accidentally hit delete.

Verb[change]

Plain form
delete

Third-person singular
deletes

Past tense
deleted

Past participle
deleted

Present participle
deleting

  1. (transitive) If you delete something, you remove or get rid of, or erase it, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer.
    I will delete the first paragraph of my essay from the file.
  2. (transitive) If you delete something, you conceal hide or conceal it.