ed·​i·​tor ˈe-də-tər How to pronounce editor (audio)
: 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 (such as text or graphics) especially on a display screen
editorship noun

Example Sentences

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

Dictionary Entries Near editor

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“Editor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/editor. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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ed·​i·​tor ˈed-ət-ər How to pronounce editor (audio)
: a person who edits especially as an occupation
: 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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