What does Editor mean?

Definitions for Editor
ˈɛd ɪ tərEdi·tor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Editor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. editor, editor in chiefnoun

    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, editornoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. editornoun

    A person who edits or makes changes to documents.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. editornoun

    A copy editor.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. editornoun

    A person who edited a specific document.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. editornoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  5. editornoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  6. editornoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  7. editornoun

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

    Etymology: 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. Editornoun

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

    Etymology: [L., that which produces, from edere to publish: cf. F. diteur.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. editor

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge, qualifications, skills and training to edit a variety of data, facts, information, proof, research, statistics and documents.

    Newspaper editors have a role to play within a newspaper, therefore it is wise they have the accurate and specific ability, professional experience, qualifications, training and skills to perform their role.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2017  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

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

  3. Nouns Frequency

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

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  2. rioted

  3. dotier

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Editor in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Editor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Editor in a Sentence

  1. Amy Berman Jackson:

    No statements about the case during interviews on TV, on the radio, with print reporters or on internet-based media. No press releases or press conferences. No blogs or letters to the editor. No posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or any other form of social media, you apparently need clear boundaries, so there they are.

  2. Ring Lardner:

    A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.

  3. Elbert Hubbard:

    Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.

  4. Pamela Anderson:

    Julian is an editor and a publisher.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    I never sell my conscience for fame and status; I create that by the purity and beauty of the inner self; thought and vision as creative writings, not as borrowing words of copy-editor. Therefore, I feel proud of my independent pen and perception.

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