Definitions for editˈɛd ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ed•itˈɛd ɪt(v.t.)

  1. to supervise or direct the preparation of (a publication); serve as editor of.

  2. to collect, prepare, and arrange (materials) for publication.

  3. to revise or correct, as a manuscript.

  4. to delete; eliminate (often fol. by out):

    to edit out all references to his family.

  5. to prepare (film, tape, etc.) by deleting, arranging, and splicing material.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio, Radio and Television, Showbiz

  6. to alter the arrangement of (genes).

    Category: Genetics

  7. to modify (computer data or text).

    Category: Computers

  8. (n.)an instance or the process of editing.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Hi-Fi and Audio, Radio and Television

Origin of edit:

1785–95; partly back formation from editor , partly < F éditer < L ēditus published



  1. edited.

  2. edition.

  3. editor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. edit, redact(verb)

    prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting

    "Edit a book on lexical semantics"; "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"

  2. edit(verb)

    supervise the publication of

    "The same family has been editing the influential newspaper for almost 100 years"

  3. edit, cut, edit out(verb)

    cut and assemble the components of

    "edit film"; "cut recording tape"

  4. edit, blue-pencil, delete(verb)

    cut or eliminate

    "she edited the juiciest scenes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. edit(verb)ˈɛd ɪt

    to prepare the final version of a book, magazine, movie, etc. by making changes to it

    She was editing the last chapter.


  1. edit(Noun)

    A change to the text of a document.

  2. edit(Verb)

    To change a text, or a document.

  3. edit(Verb)

    To be the editor of a publication.

    He edits the Bee.

  4. Origin: influenced by French éditer ‘edit, publish’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edit(verb)

    to superintend the publication of; to revise and prepare for publication; to select, correct, arrange, etc., the matter of, for publication; as, to edit a newspaper


  1. edIT

    edIT is an electronic music producer and DJ based in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of The Glitch Mob.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'edit' in Verbs Frequency: #811

Anagrams of edit

  1. tide

  2. diet

  3. tied

Translations for edit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to prepare (a book, manuscript, newspaper, programme, film etc) for publication, or for broadcasting etc, especially by correcting, altering, shortening etc.

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