from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who edits, especially as an occupation.
- n. One who writes editorials.
- n. A device for editing film, consisting basically of a splicer and viewer.
- n. Computer Science A program used to edit text or data files.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who edits or makes changes to documents.
- n. A copy editor.
- n. A person who edited a specific document.
- n. A person at a newspaper or similar institution who edits stories and decides which ones to publish.
- n. A machine used for editing (cutting and splicing) movie film
- n. A program for creating and making changes to files, especially text files.
- n. Someone who manipulates video footage and assembles it into the correct order etc for broadcast; a picture editor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who edits; esp., a person who prepares, superintends, revises, and corrects a book, magazine, or newspaper, etc., for publication.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who edits; one who prepares, or superintends the preparation of, a book, journal, etc., for publication. Abbreviated ed.
- n. An exhibitor: in the phrase editor of the games (translating the Latin editor ludorum), an officer who superintended the Roman public games.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data
- n. a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine)
Late Latin ēditor, publisher, from Latin ēditus, past participle of ēdere, to publish; see edit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin editionem (nominative editio) ‘a bringing forth, producing’, from perfect passive participle editus, from stem of verb edere, ‘bring forth, produce’, from ex-, ‘out’ + -dere, combining form of dare, ‘to give’; + noun of agent suffix -or. (Wiktionary)