Definitions of compositor

  1. one who sets written material into type Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who sets type and arranges it for use. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. One who composes or sets in order. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. One who sets type. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. One who puts together or sets up types for printing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A typesetter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Among printers, one who sets types, and puts them into pages and forms. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for compositor

  1. My boy was twelve years old by that time, and was already a swift compositor though he was still so small that he had to stand on a chair to reach the case in setting type on Taylor's inaugural message. – A Boy's Town by W. D. Howells
  2. The Chinese compositor spends most of his time riding up and down the elevator, seeking for letters and dusting them off with a feather duster. – Remarks by Bill Nye