• Royal edit. Maya
    Royal edit. Maya
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v edit 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"
    • v edit cut or eliminate "she edited the juiciest scenes"
    • v edit cut and assemble the components of "edit film","cut recording tape"
    • v edit supervise the publication of "The same family has been editing the influential newspaper for almost 100 years"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It would take approximately twenty-four trees that are on average six to eight inches in diameter to produce one ton of newsprint for the Sunday edition of the New York Times
    • v. t Edit ĕd"ĭt To superintend the publication of; to revise and prepare for publication; to select, correct, arrange, etc., the matter of, for publication; as, to edit a newspaper. "Philosophical treatises which have never been edited ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times
    • edit To put forth; issue; publish.
    • edit To make a recension or revision of, as a manuscript or printed book; prepare for publication or other use in a clarified, altered, corrected, or annotated form; collate, verify, elucidate, amend, etc., for general or special use.
    • edit To supervise the preparation of for publication; control, select, or adapt the contents of, as a newspaper, magazine, encyclopedia, or other collective work.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1990, Bill Carson, of Arrington, Tennessee, grew the largest watermelon at 262 pounds that is still on the record books according to the 1998 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.
    • v.t Edit ed′it to prepare the work of an author for publication: to superintend the publication of (a newspaper, &c.): to compile, garble, or cook up materials into literary shape
    • n Edit an article in a newspaper written by the editor, a leading article
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  • Lord Chesterfield
    “Buy good books, and read them; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads.”
  • Harold Wallace Ross
    Harold Wallace Ross
    “Editing is the same as quarreling with writers -- same thing exactly.”
  • George Wald
    George Wald
    “We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship.”
  • Ruth Benedict
    Ruth Benedict
    “No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit it and read it are old women over their tea.”
  • Philip Roth
    “When you publish a book, it's the world's book. The world edits it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. éditer, or L. editus, p. p. of edere, to give out, put forth, publish; e, out + dare, to give. See Date a point of time


In literature:

New Edition, edited with Biographical Introduction and Explanatory Index by the Rev.
"Dante. An essay." by R. W. Church
Philosophische Studien, edited by W. Wundt, Leipsic, 1895, Vol.
"Clever Hans" by Oskar Pfungst
This work, nevertheless, passed through numerous editions, and by it his name is remembered.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
New Edition, from New Electrotype Plates.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
His works have been ably edited by his grandson Charles Francis Adams.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
The first editions of Pliny appeared at Venice in 1469, and at Rome in 1470.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
The wine is mentioned in the Calcutta edition of the first two hundred nights, but not in the edition of Cairo.
"The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I." by Anonymous
Of the minor historical works a good edition was edited by Rev.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
This edition was called the third, because the first two volumes of the original work had gone through second editions.
"Charles Lyell and Modern Geology" by Thomas George Bonney
An abridged edition, edited by Grant Allen, appeared in 1886.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

In poetry:

My tailor's shears I scorned then;
I strove for something higher:
To edit news--live by the pen--
The pen that shall not tire!
"Pen And Shears" by Morris Rosenfeld
"It came out in a 'Monthly,' or
At least my agent said it did:
Some literary swell, who saw
It, thought it seemed adapted for
The Magazine he edited.
"Phantasmagoria Canto IV ( Hys Nouryture )" by Lewis Carroll
His high descent our heralds trace
From Ossian's famed Fingalian race:
For though their name some part may lack,
Old Fingal spelt it with a Mac;
Which great M'Pherson, with submission,
We hope will add the next edition.
"M'Fingal - Canto I" by John Trumbull

In news:

Palazzo Rezzonico, Venice edited by Jane Martineau, edited by Andrew Robison.
Editing PDFs in Word Of all the new features, the ability to edit PDFs in Word takes the cake—for me, anyway.
Volvo Unveils C70 Inscription Special Edition Before Its Debut at L.A. 2012 Volvo C70 Inscription Special Edition.
Boswell in Extremes, 1776-1778 Editions, McGraw-Hill edited by Charles McC.
Weis, edited by Frederick A Pottle Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell Series: Trade, 440 pp.
The Essential Kropotkin edited by Emile Capouya, edited by Keitha Tompkins Liveright, 299 pp.
New Metamorphoses edited by Michael Hofmann, edited by James Lasdun Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 298 pp.
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren, restored edition edited by Noel Polk Harcourt, 656 pp.
Bert Stern's 1962 photos taken weeks before her death and Norman Mailer 's 1973 essay on the actress are edited together in a glossy new edition by Lawrence Schiller.
Whether you're editing paragraphs , font sizes, or more, the Foxit Advanced PDF Editor provides a word processor environment for editing PDF documents.
The Construction of the French Past edited by Pierre Nora, English-language edition edited by Lawrence D Kritzman, translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
The 2012 edition of the Windy City Pole Vault Summit, to be held Saturday, March 3 (3 p.m.), at Rolling Meadows High School (Rolling Meadows, IL) looks to live up to the standards of past editions.
British Policy Towards Wartime Resistance in Yugoslavia and Greece edited by Phyllis Auty, edited by Richard Clogg Barnes and Noble/Harper & Row, 308 pp.
Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood starred in a Nashville flood restoration edition of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition last night (Nov 14).
The Folger Library Edition of the Works of Richard Hooker , edited by W.

In science:

Spin-glasses and random fields, edited by A. P.
Scaling Law and Aging Phenomena in the Random Energy Model
Belanger, in Spin Glasses and Random Fields, edited by A. P.
Crossover from classical to random-field critical exponents in As-doped TbVO4
Landsberg, in Physics in the Making, edited by A.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
Mac] Macdonald, I.G., Symmetric functions and Hall polynomials, Second Edition.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Shlesinger, in Nonequilibrium Phenomena II: From Stochastics to Hydrodynamics, edited by E. W.
I. Territory covered by N random walkers on deterministic fractals. The Sierpinski gasket