editor

noun
ed·​i·​tor | \ ˈe-də-tər How to pronounce editor (audio) \

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 How to pronounce editorship (audio) \ noun

Examples of editor in a Sentence

the editor of the city paper working as a film editor

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James, a former editor at Private Eye, the most arch of all British political journals, defended his case. Janine Di Giovanni, Town & Country, "Is Brexit Ruining London Dinner Parties?," 25 Feb. 2019 Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. Fox News, "NYPD pulls 3,000 body cams off street after one exploded," 22 Oct. 2018 Follow writers, editors, and publishers you like on social media. Jenni Miller, SELF, "7 Ways to Find Truly Sexy Erotica, According to Someone Who Reads Tons of It," 22 Feb. 2019 Clearly the editors who put together that promo did their job, because right away This Is Us Twitter began losing its collective mind, asking: What is going to happen to Kate?! Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Watch the Terrifying New 'This Is Us' Season 3 Promo That Has Fans Freaking Out," 20 Feb. 2019 Twelve international designers showed back to back, three of their best looks for the design competition in front of fashion editors, tastemakers and bold-faced name judges. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Edward Crutchley and Colovos Take Home the 2019 Woolmark Prizes," 18 Feb. 2019 Variety reports that the 30-minute episodes will be hosted by Goop's site editors, chief content officer Elise Loehnen, and Gwyneth. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Everything We Know So Far About Gwyneth Paltrow’s 'Goop' Series On Netflix," 6 Feb. 2019 The case for optimism on 2 degrees The forum also includes a response from economist Michael Grubb, a professor at University College London and editor-in-chief of the journal Climate Policy. David Roberts, Vox, "The case for “conditional optimism” on climate change," 29 Jan. 2019 Sara Gaynes Levy is a writer and editor in New York City. Sara Gaynes Levy, Glamour, "No, I Won’t Post a Photo of My Kid on Social Media," 16 Jan. 2019

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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 How to pronounce editor (audio) \

Kids Definition of editor

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

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