A sign indicating that something is to be removed from printed or written matter.
To remove, especially from printed or written matter; delete.
To mark with a sign indicating deletion.
To take out (a letter, word, etc.); delete.
Origin of dele
- Latin dēlē second person sing. imperative of dēlēre to delete
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin dēlē, second person singular imperative of dēleo (“delete”).