take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
take away a part from; diminish; "His bad manners detract from his good character"
remove from memory or existence; "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"
wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information; "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"
remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"
used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs; "less interesting"; "less expensive"; "less quickly"
comparative of little; "she walks less than she should"; "he works less these days"
(comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree; "of less importance"; "less time to spend with the family"; "a shower uses less water"; "less than three years old"
(nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer; "less than three weeks"; "no less than 50 people attended"; "in 25 words or less"
(usually preceded by `no') lower in quality; "no less than perfect"
an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated; "the subtraction of three from four leaves one"; "four minus three equals one"
involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors"
on the negative side or lower end of a scale; "minus 5 degrees"; "a grade of B minus"
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract;
go away or leave; "He absented himself"
shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes;
remove from a position or an office
degree of figurative distance or separation; "just one remove from madness"
cause to leave;
kill intentionally and with premeditation;
take off or away; "this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French"
make a subtraction; "subtract this amount from my paycheck"