American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that sets written material into type; a typesetter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In printing, one who sets types; a type-setter.
- n. A composing or type-setting machine. Synonyms Printer, Compositor. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who composes or sets in order.
- n. (Print.) One who sets type and arranges it for use.
- n. one who sets written material into type
- Middle English compositur, one who composes, settler of disputes, from Anglo-Norman compositour, from Latin, writer, compiler, from compōnere, composit-, to put together; see component. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But as early as the twelfth century we find the term compositor used by Johannes”
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“Is this the man who would have equality amongst all his fellow-creatures, and who calls a compositor a printer's devil?”
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