- To remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer or other device. [from 1600s]
- Synonyms: erase, clear, strike, terminate, remove; delete
- Antonyms: insert, main
- (computing) A deletion.
- (recorded entertainment industry) A remainder of a music or video release.
- (uncountable) Alternative letter-case form of Delete
- Cascading updates and cascading deletes are useful features of the SQL Server database engine.
- I lost the file when I accidentally hit delete.
- One CRIA official pegs the total record sales of deletes and imports as high as 30 percent for 1976
- The industry also continues to discuss how the new GATT will serve to prevent a flood of deletes into the market
- Brian Robertson, president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. , says the flood of deletes could be more harmful than the last wave […]
- The terminal point of something in space or time.
- (by extension) The cessation of an effort, activity, state, or motion.
- (by extension) Death.
- The most extreme point of an object, especially one that is longer than it is wide.
- A purpose, goal, or aim.
- (cricket) One of the two parts of the ground used as a descriptive name for half of the ground.
- (American football) The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end.
- (curling) A period of play in which each team throws eight rocks, two per player, in alternating fashion.
- (mathematics) An ideal point of a graph or other complex.
- That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap.
- One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.
- (final point in space or time): conclusion, limit, terminus, termination
- (final point of something): beginning, start
- Audley End
- big end
- bitter end
- Bourne End
- Cliffsend, Cliffs End
- Crouch End
- East End
- Elmers End
- Four Lane Ends
- Hatch End
- Land’s End
- living end
- loose end
- Mile End
- Princes End
- rear end
- split end
- Streetly End
- The End
- tight end
- Town End, Townend
- West End
- at the end of the day
- end in itself
- End of Days
- end of the line
- end of the road
- end piece
- end product
- end times
- know which end is up
- make ends meet
- means to an end
- off the deep end
- on end
- see past the end of one’s nose
- short end of the stick
- to this end
- without end
- they followed him… into a sort of a central hall; out of which they could dimly see other long tunnel-like passages branching, passages mysterious and without apparent end.
- I told him about everything I could think of; and what I couldn’t think of he did. He asked about six questions during my yarn, but every question had a point to it. At the end he bowed and thanked me once more. As a thanker he was main-truck high; I never see anybody so polite.
- At the end of the road, turn left.
- At the end of the story, the main characters fall in love.
- Is there no end to this madness?
- He met a terrible end in the jungle.
- I hope the end comes quickly.
- Confound your hidden falsehood, and award / Either of you to be the other’s end.
- A safe companion and and easy friend / Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end.
- Hold the string at both ends.
- My father always sat at the end of the table.
- O that a man might know / The end of this day’s business ere it come!
- But, losing her, the End of Living lose.
- When every man is his own end, all things will come to a bad end.
- There is a long argument to prove that foreign conquest is not the end of the State, showing that many people took the imperialist view.
- The Pavillion End
- Her husband, among various physical accomplishments, had been one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven […].
- odds and ends
- I clothe my naked villainy / With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ, / And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
- (intransitive, ergative) to come to an end
- (transitive) To finish, terminate.
- Is this movie never going to end?
- The lesson will end when the bell rings.
- The referee blew the whistle to end the game.
- And on the seventh day God ended his worke […]
- If thou keep promise, I shall end this strife
- But play the man, stand up and end you, / When your sickness is your soul.
- Ending civil wars is hard. Hatreds within countries often run far deeper than between them. The fighting rarely sticks to battlefields, as it can do between states. Civilians are rarely spared. And there are no borders to fall back behind.