editor

noun

ed·​i·​tor ˈe-də-tər How to pronounce editor (audio)
1
: someone who edits especially as an occupation
2
: a device used in editing motion-picture film or magnetic tape
3
: a computer program that permits the user to create or modify data (such as text or graphics) especially on a display screen
editorship noun

Examples of editor in a Sentence

the editor of the city paper working as a film editor
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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of editor was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Editor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/editor. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

editor

noun
ed·​i·​tor ˈed-ət-ər How to pronounce editor (audio)
1
: a person who edits especially as an occupation
2
: a computer program that permits the user to create or change data (as text or graphics) in a computer system
editorship noun
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