Definitions for: Erase

[v] wipe out magnetically recorded information
[v] remove from memory or existence; "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"
[v] remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"

Webster (1913) Definition: E*rase", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Erased; 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 written,
engraved, or painted; to efface; to expunge; to cross out;
as, to erase a word or a name.

2. Fig.: To obliterate; to expunge; to blot out; -- used of
ideas in the mind or memory. --Burke.

Synonyms: delete, efface, rub out, score out, wipe off, wipe out

Antonyms: record, tape

See Also: cancel, cut out, delete, demagnetise, demagnetize, kill, rub, scratch out, sponge, take away, take out

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