What does editor mean?

Definitions for editor
ˈɛd ɪ təred·i·tor

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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.

  2. editornoun

    A copy editor.

  3. editornoun

    A person who edited a specific document.

  4. editornoun

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

  5. editornoun

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

  6. editornoun

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

  7. editornoun

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

  8. 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Editornoun

    Publisher; he that revises or prepares any work for publication.

    Etymology: editor, Latin.

    When a different reading gives us a different sense, or a new elegance in an author, the editor does very well in taking notice of it. Joseph Addison, Spectator №. 450.

    This nonsense got into all the editions by a mistake of the stage editors. Alexander Pope, Notes on Shakesp. Henry V.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Editornoun

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

  2. 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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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

Anagrams for editor »

  1. rioted

  2. tie rod

  3. dotier

  4. triode

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Numerology

  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. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan:

    I request everyone to express views moderately. We have learned that Xulhaz was an editor of an LGBT magazine and used to work to protect the rights of gay people. It is not in line with our society.

  2. Lavina Goodell:

    Critics are by no means the end of the law. Do not think all is over with you because you articles are rejected. It may be that the editor has his drawer full, or that he does not know enough to appreciate you, or you have not gained a reputation, or he is not in a mood to be pleased. A critic's judgment is like that of any intelligent person. If he has experience, he is capable of judging whether a book will sell. That is all.

  3. A. M. Rosenthal:

    It was an interesting experience being metropolitan editor of the Times , in precisely the same way as being simmered in a saucepan for a few years is terribly interesting.

  4. Alvin Toffler:

    Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.

  5. Pamela Anderson:

    It’s crazy that Julian is still being held as a political prisoner — after the UN has stated (and recently for a second time) that there is no reason for his detention and has ordered that the UK and Sweden release him, julian is an editor and a publisher.

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