- The definition of an editor is a person who prepares a final copy of something by taking out extra words and fixing errors.
An example of an editor is the head of a newspaper.
A junior editor at a magazine publishing office.
editor definition by Webster's New World
- a person who edits; often, specif., one whose work is procuring and editing manuscripts
- ☆ the head of a department of a newspaper, magazine, etc.
- ☆ a device for editing film, videotape, etc. as by viewing, cutting, and splicing
Origin: Classical Latin ; from editus, past participle of edere, to give out, publish ; from e-, out plush dare, to give: see date
- editorship noun
editor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One who edits, especially as an occupation.
- One who writes editorials.
- A device for editing film, consisting basically of a splicer and viewer.
- Computer Science A program used to edit text or data files.
Origin: Late Latin ēditor, publisher, from Latin ēditus, past participle of ēdere, to publish; see edit.