What does edit mean?

Definitions for editˈɛd ɪt

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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"


  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

  2. Origin: [F. diter, or L. editus, p. p. of edere to give out, put forth, publish; e out + dare to give. See Date a point of time.]


  1. edIT

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Edit

    ed′it, v.t. to prepare the work of an author for publication: to superintend the publication of (a newspaper, &c.): to compile, garble, or cook up materials into literary shape.—ns. Edi′tion, the publication of a book: the number of copies of a book printed at a time; Ed′itor, one who edits a book: one who conducts a newspaper or journal:—fem. Ed′itress.—adj. Editō′rial, of or belonging to an editor.—n. an article in a newspaper written by the editor, a leading article.—adv. Editō′rially.—n. Ed′itorship. [L. edĕre, edĭtume, out, dăre, to give.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for edit »

  1. tide

  2. diet

  3. tied


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of edit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of edit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jose Silva:

    They asked the family to edit the video, and that was like editing Vanessa's life. It was demeaning.

  2. Patricia Oduwole:

    As I edit, produce, set up and write the scripts for my documentaries, I have to learn a lot of things.

  3. Henry David Thoreau:

    To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, an they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.

  4. Julie Arabi:

    All good men are happy when they choose to be their own authors. Those who choose to have others edit their pathways, must live on the edge of another man's sword.

  5. Lloyd Webber:

    It's happening all around you, all in one go. It's all in one take, you can't edit it because everybody is always in a different position, it was a great experiment.

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