- to supervise or direct the preparation of (a newspaper, magazine, book, etc.); serve as editor of; direct the editorial policies of.
- to collect, prepare, and arrange (materials) for publication.
- to revise or correct, as a manuscript.
- to expunge; eliminate (often followed by out): The author has edited out all references to his own family.
- to add (usually followed by in).
- to prepare (motion-picture film, video or magnetic tape) by deleting, arranging, and splicing, by synchronizing the sound record with the film, etc.
- Genetics. to alter the arrangement of (genes).
- Computers. to modify or add to (data or text).
- an instance of or the work of editing: automated machinery that allows a rapid edit of incoming news.
Origin of edit
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Examples from the Web for edited
Mercifully, much of it will be edited out of the televised version.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
The talks and other resources we create will be edited, professionally produced, and shared online around the world.Quorum: Global LGBT Voices
December 10, 2014
The book, edited by former Yank magazine art director Art Weithas, featured visual art from the war and was a best seller.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
It was edited by Amy Pyle and copy edited by Sheela Kamath and Nikki Frick.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
Both verify that the ad ran on Grindr and has not been edited or altered in any way.A Tom Cotton Ad on Grindr?
October 29, 2014
(1910-11), edited by John R. Commons, is a mine of material.The Age of Invention
A newspaper always finds the class of readers to which it is edited.The Clock that Had no Hands
How many newspapers are edited and published by Afro-Americans?
His great poem, "De Regimine principum," has been edited by Th.A Literary History of the English People
Jean Jules Jusserand
These letters, of the period 983-997, were edited by Havet, loc.The Hindu-Arabic Numerals
David Eugene Smith
- to prepare (text) for publication by checking and improving its accuracy, clarity, etc
- to be in charge of (a publication, esp a periodical)he edits the local newspaper
- to prepare (a film, tape, etc) by rearrangement, selection, or rejection of previously filmed or taped material
- (tr) to modify (a computer file) by, for example, deleting, inserting, moving, or copying text
- (often foll by out) to remove (incorrect or unwanted matter), as from a manuscript or film
- informal an act of editinggive the book a final edit
C18: back formation from editor
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Word Origin and History for edited
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