1. [syn: ban, censor]
2. subject to political, religious, or moral censorship;
- Example: "This magazine is censored by the government"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Censor \Cen"sor\, n. [L. censor, fr. censere to value, tax.]
1. (Antiq.) One of two magistrates of Rome who took a
register of the number and property of citizens, and who
also exercised the office of inspector of morals and
2. One who is empowered to examine manuscripts before they
are committed to the press, and to forbid their
publication if they contain anything obnoxious; -- an
official in some European countries.
3. One given to fault-finding; a censurer.
Nor can the most circumspect attention, or steady
rectitude, escape blame from censors who have no
inclination to approve. --Rambler.
4. A critic; a reviewer.
Received with caution by the censors of the press.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone who censures or condemns
2: a person who is authorized to read publications or
correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and
suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or
v 1: forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
[syn: ban, censor]
2: subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; "This
magazine is censored by the government"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
126 Moby Thesaurus words for "censor":
abbreviate, abridge, annotator, asphyxiate, belittler, black out,
bleach, blip, blot out, blue-pencil, bottle up, bowdlerize, cancel,
captious critic, carper, caviler, censurer, choke off,
clamp down on, clean up, cognoscente, commentator, commenter,
common scold, connoisseur, conscience, conscientiousness, cork,
cork up, crack down on, critic, criticaster, criticizer, critickin,
criticule, cross out, crush, cut, cut out, damp down, delete,
drown, edit, edit out, editor, erase, ethical self, excise,
expunge, expurgate, extinguish, faultfinder, frondeur, gag, grace,
hold down, hugger-mugger, hush, hush up, hush-hush, inner arbiter,
inward monitor, jump on, keep down, keep under, kill,
literary critic, man of letters, momus, monopolist, moral censor,
muckraker, muffle, muzzle, narrow, nitpicker, omit, pettifogger,
pour water on, protectionist, purge, purify, put down, quash,
quell, quench, quibbler, repress, rescind, restrain, restrict,
restrictionist, reviewer, rub out, scholiast, scold, screen, shush,
shut down on, silence, sit down on, sit on, smash, smellfungus,
smother, social conscience, social critic, squash, squelch, stanch,
stifle, strangle, strike, strike off, strike out, stultify, subdue,
suffocate, superego, suppress, tender conscience, textual critic,
throttle, twinge of conscience, voice of conscience, void