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Is edit a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word edit is a Scrabble US word. The word edit is worth 5 points in Scrabble:


Is edit a Scrabble UK word?

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You can make 21 words from 'edit' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'edit'


3 letters words from 'edit'

TIE 3 

2 letters words from 'edit'

DE 3DI 3
ED 3ET 2
ID 3IT 2
TE 2TI 2

All 4 letters words made out of edit

edit deit eidt iedt diet idet edti deti etdi tedi dtei tdei eitd ietd etid teid ited tied dite idte dtie tdie itde tide

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word edit. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in edit.

Definitions and meaning of edit



Back-formation from editor, influenced by French éditer (edit, publish) and Latin editus.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛdɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛdɪt/, [ˈɛɾɪʔt̚]
  • Rhymes: -ɛdɪt


edit (plural edits)

  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.
  3. An edited piece of media, especially video footage.
    An early edit of the film included a romantic subplot.
  4. (comedy) An interruption or change to an improvised scene.
  5. (genetics) An alteration to the DNA sequence of a chromosome; an act of gene splicing.

Derived terms

  • edit conflict
  • edit distance
  • edit war
  • heavy edit
  • light edit



edit (third-person singular simple present edits, present participle editing, simple past and past participle edited)

  1. To change a text, or a document.
    Your speech is too long. You need to edit it.
  2. To alter a photograph or recording of sound or video.
    We shot an hour-long interview then edited it down to 45 minutes.
  3. (transitive) To be the editor of a publication.
    He edits the Chronicle.
    • 1912, L. Frank Baum, Aunt Jane's Nieces on Vacation Chapter 3
      "How?" responded Patsy; "why, it's easy enough, Uncle. We'll buy a press, hire a printer, and Beth and Louise will help me edit the paper. I'm sure I can exhibit literary talents of a high order, once they are encouraged to sprout. Louise writes lovely poetry and 'stories of human interest,' and Beth—"
  4. (computing) To change the contents of a file, website, etc.
    Wikipedia is an interactive encyclopedia which allows anybody to edit and improve articles.
  5. (biology) To alter the DNA sequence of a chromosome; to perform gene splicing.
    • Today, the technology to edit genomes is limited in the number of changes that can be made at once, which is probably one reason why the Harvard team focused on only 14 genes.
  6. To assemble a film by cutting and splicing raw footage.
    • When the director approached Ms. Adair about his idea for “Boyhood,” shooting footage each of those 12 years, she immediately agreed to take part. The decision was made to edit the film progressively, cutting the scenes from each year after they were completed.
  7. (comedy) To cut short or otherwise alter an improvised scene.
  8. (ergative) To lend itself to editing in a certain way.
    • 2018, Gary Hudson, Sarah Rowlands, The Broadcast Journalism Handbook
      The junior can offer to do the voxes, gaining experience and sparing the senior journalist the trouble. Always remember to think how the clips will edit together.


  • (change a text, document, etc.): retouch, fix up, alter
  • (alter a DNA sequence): splice
  • (alter a film): cut

Related terms

  • copy edit
  • edit out
  • editable
  • edition
  • editor
  • editorial
  • editosome
  • subedit
  • re-edit



  • -tide, DIET, Diet, diet, dite, diët, tide, tied


Etymology 1

Form of the verb edō (I eat).



  1. third-person singular present active indicative of edō
  2. third-person singular present active subjunctive of edō



  1. third-person singular perfect active indicative of edō

Etymology 2

Form of the verb ēdō (I dispatch).



  1. third-person singular present active indicative of ēdō

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to prepare for publication.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)