Definitions for editorˈɛd ɪ tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ed•i•torˈɛd ɪ tər(n.)

  1. a person responsible for the editorial part of a publishing firm or a publication.

  2. the supervisor of a department of a newspaper, magazine, etc.:

    the sports editor.

  3. a person who edits material for publication, films, etc.

    Category: Showbiz

  4. a device for editing film or magnetic tape.

    Category: Electronics, Showbiz, Hi-Fi and Audio

  5. Category: Computers

    Ref: text editor.

Origin of editor:

1640–50; < ML, LL: publisher

Princeton's WordNet

  1. editor, editor in chief(noun)

    a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine)

  2. editor program, editor(noun)

    (computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. editor(noun)ˈɛd ɪ tər

    sb who edits books, magazines, movies, etc.

    ***a magazine/book/movie editor

  2. editorˈɛd ɪ tər

    sb who is the most senior editor of a newspaper or magazine

    ***the editor of Vogue magazine

Wiktionary

  1. editor(Noun)

    A person who edits or makes changes to documents.

  2. editor(Noun)

    A copy editor.

  3. editor(Noun)

    A person who edited a specific document.

  4. editor(Noun)

    A person at a newspaper or similar institution who edits stories and decides which ones to publish.

  5. editor(Noun)

    A machine used for editing (cutting and splicing) movie film

  6. editor(Noun)

    A program for creating and making changes to files, especially text files.

  7. editor(Noun)

    Someone who manipulates video footage and assembles it into the correct order etc for broadcast; a picture editor.

  8. Origin: From editionem ( editio) ‘a bringing forth, producing’, from perfect passive participle editus, from stem of verb edere, ‘bring forth, produce’, from ex-, ‘out’ + -dere, combining form of dare, ‘to give’; + noun of agent suffix -or.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Editor(noun)

    one who edits; esp., a person who prepares, superintends, revises, and corrects a book, magazine, or newspaper, etc., for publication

Freebase

  1. Editor

    An editor in the professional or traditional sense is generally an individual who makes corrective changes, or edits, in the content or format of a creative work. Such works may deal with the literary arts, musical composition, film, radio programs, or other forms intended for publication or public presentation. The job of a professional editor can range from revising a particular work, such as the text of a book or magazine article, to supervising the publication and distribution of such a work, such as a newspaper or other printed and published materials. Editors are most often identified as those who work to prepare book manuscripts and newspapers for publication.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. editor

    1. A person employed on a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. 2. A delicate instrument for observing the development and flowering of the deadly mediocre and encouraging its growth. 3. A seraphic embryon; a smooth bore; a bit of sandpaper applied to all forms of originality by the publisher-proprietor; an emictory.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'editor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2582

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'editor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4682

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'editor' in Nouns Frequency: #972


Translations for editor

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

editor(noun)

a person who edits books etc

a dictionary editor.

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