Definition of editor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈedɪtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈedɪtər//
    People in radio, People in journalism, TV people, People in publishing, Professions, Film people
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  1. 1  a person who is in charge of a newspaper, magazine, etc., or part of one, and who decides what should be included the editor of the Washington Post the sports/financial/fashion, etc. editor Wordfindercensorship, correspondent, coverage, editor, exclusive, journalist, news agency, newspaper, report, stringer See related entries: People in journalism, People in publishing, Professions
  2. 2  a person who prepares a book to be published, for example by checking and correcting the text, making improvements, etc. see also copy editor, subeditor Wordfinderbiography, blockbuster, book, character, editor, narrator, novel, plot, publish, title See related entries: Professions
  3. 3a person who prepares a film/movie, radio or television programme for being shown or broadcast by deciding what to include, and what order it should be in See related entries: People in radio, TV people, Professions, Film people
  4. 4a person who works as a journalist for radio or television reporting on a particular area of news our economics editor See related entries: People in radio, Professions
  5. 5a person who chooses texts written by one or by several writers and prepares them to be published in a book She's the editor of a new collection of ghost stories.
  6. 6 (computing) a program that allows you to change stored text or data
  7. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin, ‘producer (of games), publisher’, from edit- ‘produced, put out’, from the verb edere.Extra examples On page 12, our City editor comments on the takeover bid. Russell did a terrific job as book review editor. She’s the editor of a national magazine. the fashion/​industrial/​economics editor
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