verb (used with object)
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).
1785–95; 1915–20 for def 6;
partly back formation from editor
, partly < French éditer
< Latin ēditus
published (past participle of ēdere
to give out), equivalent to ē- e-1
combining form of datus
given; cf. datum
misedit, verb (used with object)overedit, verbpreedit, verb (used with object)reedit, verb (used with object)unedited, adjectivewell-edited, adjective