Definition of editor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈedədər/


1A person who is in charge of and determines the final content of a text, particularly a newspaper or magazine: the editor of The New York Times a sports editor
More example sentences
  • In his club he met a newspaper editor who let him ‘embrace journalism’ as a sports writer.
  • But we don't have any black editors of major newspapers or magazines to my knowledge.
  • This, of course, was not the intention of the newspaper's publisher and editors.
1.1A person who works for a publishing company, commissioning or preparing material for publication.
Example sentences
  • No one told me what to write nor was there an unspoken agenda or expectation on the part of the commissioning editor that I knew of.
  • Some have simply had a bad relationship with their editors or the publishing house.
  • How did Miller get to a position in which she could write such stories and her editors give them such play?
2A computer program enabling the user to enter or alter text.
Example sentences
  • Real Software has also enhanced the tool's database handler, code editor and debugger.
  • In fact in most cases, it is highly desirable to have an editor that wraps long text lines.
  • The editors allows a programmer to directly manipulate the intentional program tree.


Mid 17th century: from Latin, 'producer (of games), publisher', from edit- 'produced, put forth', from the verb edere.

Words that rhyme with editor

creditor, subeditor

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ed·i·tor

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