Edit meaning

ĕdĭt
Edit is defined as to prepare something for publication or final copy by removing errors and extra words.

An example of to edit is to check a paper for grammatical and structural mistakes before submitting it to a professor.

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An act or instance of editing.

Made several last-minute edits for reasons of space.

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To supervise the publication of and set the policy for (a newspaper, periodical, reference book, etc.)
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To assemble the components of (a film or soundtrack, for example), as by cutting and splicing.
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(informal) An act of editing.

A cut made in the edit.

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The definition of an edit is a change made to something before a final copy is submitted.

An example of an edit is a corrected comma splice on a paper before it is handed in to the professor.

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To revise and make ready (a manuscript) for publication.
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Edited (by)
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Editor.
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To prepare (a film, tape, or recording) for presentation by cutting and splicing, dubbing, rearranging, etc.
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To make additions, deletions, or other changes in (a computer file)
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(1) To make a change to data. The terms edit and "update" are used synonymously. See edit menu and update.
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To supervise the publication of (a newspaper or magazine, for example).
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To prepare (an author's works, journals, letters, etc.) for publication, by selection, arrangement, and annotation.
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Edition.
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Abbreviation of editorial.
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To eliminate; delete.

Edited the best scene out.

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Abbreviation of edited.
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Abbreviation of editorial.
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Abbreviation of edition.
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Abbreviation of editor.
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Abbreviation of editore (Italian for “publisher”).
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edit out
  • to delete in editing
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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