(noun, verb)


1. A change to the text of a document.

2. (computing) A change in the text of a file, a website or the code of software.


1. 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

Similar word(s): redact

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

2. supervise the publication of

- The same family has been editing the influential newspaper for almost 100 years

Definition categories: communication, issue, publish, release

3. cut and assemble the components of

- edit film

Similar word(s): cut

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

4. cut or eliminate

- she edited the juiciest scenes

Similar word(s): delete

Definition categories: change, censor

Sentences with edit as a verb:

- He edits the Bee.

- Wikipedia is an interactive encyclopedia which allows anybody to edit and improve articles.