(British English also leader, leading article) an important article in a newspaper, that expresses the editor’s opinion about an item of news or an issue; in the US also a comment on radio or television that expresses the opinion of the station or network Wordfinderarticle, columnist, editorial, feature, headline, journalist, newspaper, obituary, review, supplement See related entries: Radio broadcastingExtra examples He declared his support for the president in an editorial. The lead editorial in today’s New York Times criticized the policy. The newspaper ran a hard-hitting editorial criticizing the government’s economic policies. The paper only occasionally carries editorials. an editorial on the problem of crime In a scathing editorial, the paper called on the director to resign.