from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To improve by critical editing: emend a faulty text.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To correct and revise (a text).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To purge of faults; to make better; to correct; esp., to make corrections in (a literary work); to alter for the better by textual criticism, generally verbal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To remove faults or blemishes from; free from fault; alter for the better; correct; amend.
- To amend by criticism of the text; improve the reading of: as, this edition of Virgil is greatly emended.
- Synonyms Improve, Better, etc. See amend.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make improvements or corrections to
Middle English emenden, from Latin ēmendāre : ē-, ex-, ex- + mendum, defect, fault.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)