noun ed·i·tor \ˈe-də-tər\

: a person whose job is to edit something

: a computer program that is used to create and make changes to data (such as words or pictures)

Full Definition of EDITOR

:  someone who edits especially as an occupation
:  a device used in editing motion-picture film or magnetic tape
:  a computer program that permits the user to create or modify data (as text or graphics) especially on a display screen
ed·i·tor·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of EDITOR

  1. the editor of the city paper
  2. working as a film editor

First Known Use of EDITOR


Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

Rhymes with EDITOR

EDITORS Defined for Kids


noun ed·i·tor \ˈe-də-tər\

Definition of EDITOR for Kids

:  a person whose job is to correct and revise writing so it can be published
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