from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that sets written material into type; a typesetter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who sets type; a typesetter.
  • n. One who, or that which, composes or sets in order.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who composes or sets in order.
  • n. One who sets type and arranges it for use.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In printing, one who sets types; a type-setter.
  • n. A composing or type-setting machine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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