An example of to edit is to check a paper for grammatical and structural mistakes before submitting it to a professor.
Made several last-minute edits for reasons of space.
A cut made in the edit.
An example of an edit is a corrected comma splice on a paper before it is handed in to the professor.
Edited the best scene out.
- to delete in editing
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of edit
- Partly back-formation from editor and partly from French éditer to publish (from Latin ēditus) (past participle of ēdere) (ē-, ex- ex-) (dare to give dō- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition