verb (edits, editing, edited)[with object]
- 1Prepare (written material) for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it: Volume I was edited by J. JohnsonMore example sentences
- Feel free to use and edit the stuff I write, please.
- At the moment I may not be too good at pumping out new material but I seem to find critiquing and editing old stuff okay.
- If you're some kind of a writer you might come back to them at intervals in search of material, or to edit them for publication.
- 1.1Choose material for (a film or radio or television programme) and arrange it to form a coherent whole: (as adjective edited) edited highlights of the matchMore example sentences
- In some ways it almost feels like a much longer documentary designed for television that has been edited down for the cinema.
- Theoretically, it is possible to shoot and edit a whole programme, in a matter of 2 days, for less than £1,000.
- The maker said it had edited the programme according to its time slot and had not allowed school-age children to be featured.
- 1.2Change (text) on a computer.More example sentences
- Over the years I've used all kinds of software but a lot of the time I use my computer to edit text.
- There's no sense in trying to write / edit your text online, on a slow, timed connection.
- Although it uses an XML language format, the code will be pretty familiar to anyone who has worked with HTML to edit web pages.
- 1.3 (edit something out) Remove unnecessary or inappropriate material from a text, film, or radio or television programme: the film’s sexually explicit scenes have been edited outMore example sentences
- Nah, someone would have edited it out after seeing a rough cut, wouldn't they?
- Those Big Brother tactics were edited out of the official White House transcript.
- As a consequence that sequence was edited out in some parts of the country.
- 2Be editor of (a newspaper or magazine): he began to edit the magazine in 1923More example sentences
- He was a writer, philosopher and political activist, and edited several newspapers and magazines.
- Kennedy becomes the first woman to edit a national newspaper in Ireland and only the fourth editor of the Irish Times in 40 years.
- However, not much is known about the life, times and journalistic career of the legendary poet who had edited several newspapers during the freedom struggle.
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- 1A change or correction made as a result of editing: the system has no word wrap feature—so even small edits involved extensive rekeyingMore example sentences
- When he started in TV news, crews edited news reports on film stock, prompting fewer edits and a slower visual pace.
- The edits adjust the pacing to keep the movie feeling like one big Looney Tunes epic, rather than a cheap ‘clip job’ compilation.
- But the Hollywood Reporter concluded that ‘even extensive edits had failed to produce an acceptably balanced portrayal.’
- 1.1A version of written, recorded, or filmed material made as a result of editing: a rough edit of some delightful Javanese gamelan musicMore example sentences
- On the DVD that comes with the box set, a specially produced edit of the film makes this narrative clear.
- Rough edits of visuals were sent out to musicians who were asked to use them as the basis for producing soundtracks.
- Several of these tracks are edits of lengthy jam sessions.
- 1.2A featured selection of clothes, accessories, beauty products, etc. from a particular season or collection: this is ELLE’s personal Autumn/Winter 2012 editMore example sentences
- Be crafty with our edit of spring's best patchwork pieces.
- Are you a fan of Rebecca’s designs? What do you make of her Autumn/Winter 2012 edit?
- The shoe edit – we’ve got a great selection of treats for your feet, from dainty heels to flip flops, which will get you through every occasion this summer.
late 18th century (as a verb): partly a back-formation from editor, reinforced by French éditer 'to edit' (from édition 'edition').