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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Editor  \Ed"i*tor\,  n.  [L.,  that  which  produces,  from  edere  to 
  publish:  cf  F.  ['e]diteur.] 
  One  who  edits;  esp.,  a  person  who  prepares,  superintends, 
  revises,  and  corrects  a  book,  magazine,  or  newspaper,  etc., 
  for  publication. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  editor 
  n  1:  a  person  responsible  for  the  editorial  aspects  of 
  publication 
  2:  (computer  science)  a  program  designed  to  perform  such 
  editorial  functions  as  rearrangement  or  modification  or 
  deletion  of  data  [syn:  {editor  program}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  EDITOR,  n.  A  person  who  combines  the  judicial  functions  of  Minos, 
  Rhadamanthus  and  Aeacus,  but  is  placable  with  an  obolus;  a  severely 
  virtuous  censor,  but  so  charitable  withal  that  he  tolerates  the 
  virtues  of  others  and  the  vices  of  himself;  who  flings  about  him  the 
  splintering  lightning  and  sturdy  thunders  of  admonition  till  he 
  resembles  a  bunch  of  firecrackers  petulantly  uttering  his  mind  at  the 
  tail  of  a  dog;  then  straightway  murmurs  a  mild,  melodious  lay,  soft  as 
  the  cooing  of  a  donkey  intoning  its  prayer  to  the  evening  star. 
  Master  of  mysteries  and  lord  of  law,  high-pinnacled  upon  the  throne  of 
  thought,  his  face  suffused  with  the  dim  splendors  of  the 
  Transfiguration,  his  legs  intertwisted  and  his  tongue  a-cheek,  the 
  editor  spills  his  will  along  the  paper  and  cuts  it  off  in  lengths  to 
  suit.  And  at  intervals  from  behind  the  veil  of  the  temple  is  heard 
  the  voice  of  the  foreman  demanding  three  inches  of  wit  and  six  lines 
  of  religious  meditation,  or  bidding  him  turn  off  the  wisdom  and  whack 
  up  some  pathos. 
 
  O,  the  Lord  of  Law  on  the  Throne  of  Thought, 
  A  gilded  impostor  is  he 
  Of  shreds  and  patches  his  robes  are  wrought, 
  His  crown  is  brass, 
  Himself  an  ass, 
  And  his  power  is  fiddle-dee-dee. 
  Prankily  crankily  prating  of  naught, 
  Silly  old  quilly  old  Monarch  of  Thought. 
  Public  opinion's  camp-follower  he 
  Thundering,  blundering,  plundering  free 
  Affected, 
  Ungracious, 
  Suspected, 
  Mendacious, 
  Respected  contemporaree! 
  J.H.  Bumbleshook 
 
 




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