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Edit appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Edit peptide!
  • Sue, robots edit peptides to bore us.
  • Revolt on Yale, Democrats edit "Noon-Tide Star." Come, delay not lover.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb edit:


The word edit and its family (edited, editing, edition, editions, editor, editorial, editorials, editors, edits) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun edit

What does edit mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: edits

  1. A change to the text of a document.

Definition of the verb edit

What does edit mean as a doing word?

Edit is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: edited | editing | edits

  1. prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting
    • examples: Edit a book on lexical semantics | she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages | They won't edit the story
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of edit: redact
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific terms:
  2. supervise the publication of
    • example: The same family has been editing the influential newspaper for almost 100 years
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic terms: bring out / issue / publish / put out / release = prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
  3. cut and assemble the components of
    • examples: edit film | They will edit the duet
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of edit: cut / edit out
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  4. cut or eliminate
    • example: she edited the juiciest scenes
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of edit: blue-pencil / delete
    • more generic word: censor = subject to political, religious, or moral censorship


  1. edIT is an American electronic music producer and DJ based in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of The Glitch Mob.
  2. Edit was the wife of Géza Bereményi.
  3. Edit a.k.a. Ed Giles: 3d!t is a musician.

There are other people with in their name, like Edit Ditz, Edit Kéry, Edit Máté, Edit Soós, Edit Bauer, Edit Frajt, Edit Illés, Edit Lakos, Edit Mozes, Edit Szücs and many others.


Edit is a record label.


  1. Edit: Papp lánya is a fictional character from the 1999 film Európa expressz.
  2. Edit is a fictional character from the 2008 film The Investigator.
  3. Edit is a fictional character from the 1985 film The Red Countess.
  4. Edit is a fictional character in the 1921 film The Phantom Carriage.
  5. Edit is a fictional character from the 1989 film Before the Bat's Flight Is Done.
  6. Edit is a fictional character from the 2010 film Szinglik éjszakája.
  7. Edit is fictional character from the 2001 film Blind Guys.
  8. Edit is a fictional film character.


  1. "Edit" is the sixth album by vocalist Mark Stewart, released on March 28, 2008 through Crippled Dick Hot Wax!.
  2. "Edit" is an Anti-folk/Indie rock song from Anti-folk singer Regina Spektor, released in the summer of 2006 on the album Begin to Hope. The line "You don't have no Doctor Robert/You don't have no Uncle Albert" references the Beatles' song "Doctor Robert" as well as Paul and Linda McCartney's 1979 hit "Uncle Albert". "Edit" was covered by British anti-folk band The Red Army.
  3. "Edit" is a musical album by Skrupel.
    • released on (18 years ago)


  1. Edit is a canonical version, musical recording.
  2. The Edit application was a simple text editor made for the early Apple Macintosh. It was included with the basic system software to demonstrate the use of the Macintosh user interface.

Phrases with Edit

Phrases starting with the word Edit:

  1. edit out
  2. Edit war
  3. Edit conflict
  4. Edit distance

Phrases ending with the word Edit:

  1. Re-edit
  2. copy edit

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Edit

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Google previewCompass Points - Edit is a Four-Letter Word (2015)

How to Create the Best First Impression by Glynis Scrivens

Edit is a Four-Letter Word How to Create the Best First Impression Glynis Scrivens -ČCOMPASS E.O.O.K.5 Winchester, UK Washington, USA First published by Compass Books, 2015 ...

Google previewBeginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies (2013)

by Ed Tittel, Chris Minnick

You can find lots of great HTML helper editors. Here's our slate of alternatives: ✓ Komodo Edit is a classy, highly functional software package that gets high ratings from everyday users and experts. It's not WYSIWIG, but it gets the job done.

Google previewMarketing Research (2006)

by A. Parasuraman, Dhruv Grewal, R. Krishnan

A preliminary or field edit is a quick examination of completed data collection forms, usually on the same day they are filled out. In the lifestyle research study, even a cursory examination of completed questionnaires immediately after the ...

Google previewStatistical Disclosure Control in Practice (2012)

by Leon Willenborg, Ton de Waal

An edit is a rule that defines, for the variables it involves, which combinations of values are acceptable and which are not. Examples of such edits are: “if Age & 16 then “Marital status = unmarried' and 'if Distance between place of residence ...

Google previewData-driven iOS Apps for iPad and iPhone with FileMaker Pro, Bento by FileMaker, and FileMaker Go (2011)

by Jesse Feiler

The Full Site with Record Edit is a good site to start with. It includes the following seven pages: Figure 16.10 Log in to the site.

Google previewFlicker (2014)

Your Brain on Movies by Jeffrey M. Zacks

First are visual effects: The simplest edit is the cut; your view just clicks from one frame to another. But since the early days of film, editors have used jazzier transitions to mark major boundaries. They can fade from one clip to another, fade to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

For example, the verb to edit is a back formation from the noun editor, which is not derived from the verb but is a Latin word meaning producer, derived from the prefix e- out and the word datum, meaning given, from the verb dare to give; ...

Google previewEdit Well (2008)

Final Cut Studio Techniques from the Pros by Larry Jordan Editor

The Extend Edit The extend edit is a highspeed roll edit, except instead. To see a short demonstration of trimming, please visit the book's companion Web site. 2. Press and hold Shift, and drag the In or.

Google previewPhotoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies (2014)

by Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

In the adjustment's dialog box, make any edits and then click OK. The only Adjustment layer you can't edit is the Invert ...

Google previewGoogle+ for Photographers (2012)

by Colby Brown

The one post you cannot edit is a circle that you've shared (Chapter 4). Controlling How Others Can Interact with the Content You Publish Often, when you reshare someone's post or you send private messages to other Google+ members, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Populism in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2014)

by Alexandra Kindell, Elizabeth S. Demers Ph.D.

Among the numerous public scandals that occurred during President Ulysses Grant's second term, the Cr edit Mobilier affair drew the most attention. In 1864, the federal government issued a cash payment of $100 million dollars to the Union ...

Google previewDictionary of Carbohydrates on CD-ROM (1999)

by Peter M. Collins

Edit Select Edit from the Template menu, if you want to modify a template file. Open the required template file, as described above, then you can draw any additional template structures, or editing any of the templates displayed. When you have ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Algorithms (2008)

by Ming-Yang Kao

CENK SAHINALP Lab for Computational Biology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, USA Keywords and Synonyms Block edit distance Problem Definition ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications (2007)

by Tatnall, Arthur

view publish publish Financial Analysis/Controlling view view view publish publish 3 Spin-off Process Business Idea view view view edit publish Business Plan view view view edit publish Coordination of Involved Parties view view view edit ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Distances (2016)

by Michel Marie Deza, Elena Deza

Selkow distance The Selkow distance (or top-down edit distance, degree-1 edit distance) is a distance on the set Trlo of all rooted labeled ordered trees defined, for any T1 ;T2 2 Trlo, as the minimum cost of a sequence of editing operations ...

Google previewDictionary of National Biography (1909)

by Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee

new edit. 1885. 47. “Thicker. posthumous volume of essays. Mrs. Payn survived him, with two sons and five daughters, the third of whom, Alicia Isobel, married in 1885 Mr. G. E. Buckle, editor ...

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Quotes about Edit

To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, an they who edit and read it are old women over their tea. (Henry David Thoreau)
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Scrabble value of E1D2I1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of EDIT

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