editor

noun
ed·​i·​tor | \ˈe-də-tər \

Definition of editor 

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

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Other Words from editor

editorship \ˈe-​də-​tər-​ˌship \ noun

Examples of editor in a Sentence

the editor of the city paper working as a film editor

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Conceived of in the 1940s when the New Englander was a coed at Simmons College, the calendar was indispensable to designers, editors, and buyers alike, and Finley had the stories to prove it. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Remembering the Fashion Figures We Lost in 2018," 3 Dec. 2018 There's never been a better time to add a little color to your home, thanks to the launch of direct-to-consumer home brand The Inside's latest collection with Christene Barberich, Refinery 29's global editor-in-chief. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Get Ready To Obsess Over Christene Barberich's New Home Collection With The Inside," 18 Oct. 2018 Contact Fresh home and garden editor Nancy Stohs at (414) 224-2382 or email nstohs@journalsentinel.com. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stone farmhouse in Cedarburg has grown but kept its rustic vibe," 12 July 2018 This group, the WSJ Media Forensics Committee, is comprised of video, photo, visuals, research, platform, and news editors who have been trained in deepfake detection. Casey Newton, The Verge, "How Facebook’s crisis PR firm triggered a PR crisis," 17 Nov. 2018 This column is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views of SELF or SELF editors. Bree Newsome, SELF, "The 2018 Midterm Elections Proved That Change Must Happen from the Ground Up," 15 Nov. 2018 It's been around for nearly a century and is the stuff beauty editors, makeup artists, and influencers rave about. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "The $19 Face Cream That Got Me Through Accutane," 14 Nov. 2018 Over time, the industry veteran held virtually every position within Marvel Comics—writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, and perhaps most notably, president and chairman. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Legendary Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee has died," 12 Nov. 2018 Because there is virtually no data behind the treatment and it hasn't been approved by the FDA, experts (along with Allure editors) are unclear of the long-term effects of the procedure and urge those interested to tread with extreme caution. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "What Is Semi-Permanent BB Cream, and Why Are People Getting It Microneedled Into Their Faces?," 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of editor

1649, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of editor was in 1649

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editor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of editor

: 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)

editor

noun
ed·​i·​tor | \ˈe-də-tər \

Kids Definition of editor

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

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