What does censor mean?

Definitions for censorˈsɛn sər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. censor(noun)

    someone who censures or condemns

  2. censor(verb)

    a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable

  3. ban, censor(verb)

    forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)

  4. censor(verb)

    subject to political, religious, or moral censorship

    "This magazine is censored by the government"


  1. censor(Noun)

    A Roman magistrate, originally a census administrator, by Classical times a high judge of public behavior and morality

    The Ancient censors were part of the cursus honorum, a series of public offices held during a political career, like consuls and praetors.

  2. censor(Noun)

    An official responsible for the removal of objectionable or sensitive content

    The headmaster is an even stricter censor for his boarding pupils' correspondence than the enemy censors had been for his own when the country was occupied.

  3. censor(Noun)

    One who censures or condemns

  4. censor(Noun)

    A hypothetical subconscious agency which filters unacceptable thought before it reaches the conscious

  5. censor(Noun)

    (acronym) Censors Ensure No Secrets Over Radios

  6. censor(Verb)

    To review in order to remove objectionable content from correspondence or public media, either by legal criteria or with discretionary powers

    The man responsible for censoring films has seen some things in his time.

  7. censor(Verb)

    To remove objectionable content

    Occupying powers typically censor anything reeking of resistance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Censor(noun)

    one of two magistrates of Rome who took a register of the number and property of citizens, and who also exercised the office of inspector of morals and conduct

  2. Censor(noun)

    one who is empowered to examine manuscripts before they are committed to the press, and to forbid their publication if they contain anything obnoxious; -- an official in some European countries

  3. Censor(noun)

    one given to fault-finding; a censurer

  4. Censor(noun)

    a critic; a reviewer

  5. Origin: [L. censor, fr. censere to value, tax.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Censor

    sen′sor, n. in ancient Rome, an officer who kept account of the property of the citizens, imposed taxes, and watched over their morals: an officer who examines books or newspapers before they are printed: one who censures or blames.—adjs. Censō′rial, belonging to a censor, or to the correction of public morals; Censō′rious, expressing censure: fault-finding—also Censō′rian.—adv. Censō′riously.—ns. Censō′riousness; Cen′sorship, office of censor: time during which he holds office.—Censorship of the press, a regulation of certain governments, by which books and newspapers must be examined by officers, whose approval is necessary to their publication. [L.,—censēre, to weigh, to estimate.]

Anagrams for censor »

  1. crones, crosne, oncers, recons


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of censor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of censor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Roger Sheng:

    The Chinese censor will be Sony's biggest challenge.

  2. Granville Hicks:

    A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.

  3. Bennett Alfred Cerf:

    Censor a self-appointed snoophound who sticks his nose in other people's business.

  4. Rand Paul:

    If we ban certain religions, if we censor the Internet ... the terrorists will have won.

  5. Candice Watson:

    I don’t censor myself for most people, so I definitely wasn’t going to do it for him.

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