American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who edits, especially as an occupation.
- n. One who writes editorials.
- n. A device for editing film, consisting basically of a splicer and viewer.
- n. Computer Science A program used to edit text or data files.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who edits; one who prepares, or superintends the preparation of, a book, journal, etc., for publication. Abbreviated ed.
- n. An exhibitor: in the phrase editor of the games (translating the Latin editor ludorum), an officer who superintended the Roman public games.
- n. A person who edits or makes changes to documents.
- n. A copy editor.
- n. A person who edited a specific document.
- n. A person at a newspaper or similar institution who edits stories and decides which ones to publish.
- n. A machine used for editing (cutting and splicing) movie film
- n. computer software A program for creating and making changes to files, especially text files.
- n. television, cinematography Someone who manipulates video footage and assembles it into the correct order etc for broadcast; a picture editor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who edits; esp., a person who prepares, superintends, revises, and corrects a book, magazine, or newspaper, etc., for publication.
- n. (computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data
- n. 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)
- From Latin editionem (nominative 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. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin ēditor, publisher, from Latin ēditus, past participle of ēdere, to publish; see edit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“But beating around the bush, might give you the impression that your editor is a jerk.”
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