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I'm a creature of startups. For example, I don't want government interference in the startup ecosystem.
Michael Arrington

Meaning of "creature" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CREATURE

From Church Latin crēatūra, from Latin crēare to create.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CREATURE

creature  [ˈkriːtʃə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CREATURE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Creature is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CREATURE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Creature

Creature is most often used as a synonym for animal. Creature or creatures may also refer to...

Definition of creature in the English dictionary

The first definition of creature in the dictionary is a living being, esp an animal. Other definition of creature is something that has been created, whether animate or inanimate. Creature is also a human being; person: used as a term of scorn, pity, or endearment.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CREATURE


archer
ˈɑːtʃə
Beecher
ˈbiːtʃə
bleacher
ˈbliːtʃə
breacher
ˈbriːtʃə
chicha
ˈtʃiːtʃə
departure
dɪˈpɑːtʃə
feature
ˈfiːtʃə
future
ˈfjuːtʃə
marcher
ˈmɑːtʃə
Nietzsche
ˈniːtʃə
nurture
ˈnɜːtʃə
overreacher
ˌəʊvəˈriːtʃə
preacher
ˈpriːtʃə
reacher
ˈriːtʃə
researcher
rɪˈsɜːtʃə
schoolteacher
ˈskuːlˌtiːtʃə
screecher
ˈskriːtʃə
searcher
ˈsɜːtʃə
teacher
ˈtiːtʃə
torture
ˈtɔːtʃə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CREATURE

creative
creative accounting
creative department
creative tension
creative writing
creative writing course
creatively
creativeness
creativity
creator
creatorship
creatress
creatrix
creatural
creature comforts
creature feature
creaturehood
creatureliness
creaturely
creatureship

WORDS THAT END LIKE CREATURE

adventure
by nature
candidature
caricature
curvature
human nature
immature
legislature
literature
mature
miniature
Mother Nature
nature
nomenclature
ossature
premature
room temperature
signature
stature
temperature
the course of nature

Synonyms and antonyms of creature in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CREATURE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «creature» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of creature

Translation of «creature» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CREATURE

Find out the translation of creature to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of creature from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «creature» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

动物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

criatura
570 millions of speakers

English

creature
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्राणी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَخْلُوق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

животное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

criatura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জীব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

créature
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Makhluk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geschöpf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

生き物
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

피조물
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Makhluk
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sinh vật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயிரினம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्राणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yaratık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

creatura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stworzenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

істота
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

creatură
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλάσμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

varelse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skapning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of creature

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CREATURE»

The term «creature» is very widely used and occupies the 12.282 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CREATURE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «creature» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «creature» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about creature

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10 QUOTES WITH «CREATURE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word creature.
1
William Ames
Nothing exists from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker.
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Michael Arrington
I'm a creature of startups. For example, I don't want government interference in the startup ecosystem.
3
David Attenborough
Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?
4
Hans Urs von Balthasar
To be sure, the response of faith to revelation, which God grants to the creature he chooses and moves with his love, occurs in such a way that it is truly the creature that provides the response, with its own nature and its natural powers of love.
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Margaret Beckett
Some people think that going on a caravan holiday is a slightly more upscale version of camping. Let me assure you, it is much better than that. You know that you will have your creature comforts wherever you are. I never have to pack light, and I can put the kettle on in any location.
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Henri Bergson
Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.
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Patrick Dempsey
Fame is a delicate and dangerous creature; I saw people who didn't honor it, who refused to take responsibility for it, get destroyed by it. I also saw that stardom in and of itself was empty.
8
Finley Peter Dunne
Vice is a creature of such hideous mien... that the more you see it the better you like it.
9
Meister Eckhart
Every creature is a word of God.
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Jonathan Edwards
The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CREATURE»

Discover the use of creature in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to creature and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Creature
Now, there is a new family in town. A shy, nature-loving teenager. A new hometown. A new set of bullies. Maybe the team's sports clinic can help him. Rebuild him. They won't hurt him again. They won't dare. From the Paperback edition.
John Saul, 2010
2
The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the ...
Take a close look at the mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money.
G. Edward Griffin, 2010
3
I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around ...
In this daring book, internationally acclaimed author and playwright Eve Ensler offers fictional monologues and stories inspired by girls around the globe.
Eve Ensler, 2010
4
Creature
Set in 1400s England.
Heidi Schreck, 2011
5
Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church
Respected pastor Matt Chandler launches a compelling discussion about fostering churches that view the gospel as not one piece but the very basis of their existence, allowing that truth to inform their theology, culture, and practice.
Matt Chandler, Josh Patterson, Eric Geiger, 2012
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Creature
Jonah's is a journey that God means for all to take—a journey that reveals the Creature in all of us.
Paul L. Records, 2010
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Digital Creature Rigging: The Art and Science of CG Creature ...
This is the definitive guide to creating believe production-ready creature rigs with 3ds Max. The companion web site has all scene files, scripts, tutorials from the book.
Stewart Jones, 2012
8
Reef Creature Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas
The book that has been relied on for a decade to identify the weird and wonderful crabs, lobsters, shrimps, jellies, sponges, tunicates and mollusks that inhabit the reefs is now 30 percent larger!
Paul Humann, Ned DeLoach, 2002
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Creature: A French Russian Thriller
Andr has an ostensible job and identity and quite another in fact. He loves, but is not loved back. Corpses pile up. His destiny and that of several countries intertwine.
Vladimir Rybakov, 2005
10
MacTavish's Creature
Alex and Brendan watch the new neighbours arrive and hear a load groning noise coming from a box marked "fragile".
Chris Bell, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CREATURE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term creature is used in the context of the following news items.
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Creature crime: The 12 weirdest animal thefts of the decade
But while most of the stolen animals were pets or farm animals, some of the creatures were a little more unusual. And in some cases the tales ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Creature Feature
My dog, Arya, is a couple of years old. We've had her a month. We adopted her from a rescue group in town. She's a funny little thing. «NWAOnline, Jul 15»
3
Prints on display: Exploring the surreal – An Otherworldly Creature
“I draw inspiration from nature,” artist Hyun Ju Kim says, describing her work, An Otherworldly Creature, on display at Taseer Art Gallery. «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Queen of the Sky: the story of bond between wild creature and its …
She pointed the creature out to passengers, moments before the bird plummeted into the sea. Ffion Rees with Hiss the peregrine falcon. «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
5
Texas Man Claims to Have a Legendary Creature Frozen in a …
“It's too big for a coyote,” Philip Oliveira said of the animal carcass he keeps frozen in a cooler on his back porch in Rockdale, Texas. According ... «TheBlaze.com, Jul 15»
6
Creature out of a sci-fi movie washes ashore
To all of the fans of the blockbuster movie Jurassic World, this may be an interesting story for you! An unusual creature washed up on shore of ... «FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com, Jul 15»
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Ryan Reynolds: Daughter James Is "the Most Amazing Creature I've …
Ryan Reynolds is over the moon in love with his 6-month-old daughter, James, but don't expect him to shout it from the rooftops — or on social ... «Us Magazine, Jul 15»
8
Villagers Shocked As Prehistoric Creature Stalks Across Beach
You know him from Mario Kart. You know him from Super Mario Galaxy. Now, you know him from Russia. Well, kinda. The alligator snapping ... «The Dodo, Jul 15»
9
The Texas Redhead Centipede Is A Creature Straight Out Of Your …
Your eyes are not deceiving you. The Texas Redhead is truly a big centipede, growing up to eight inches in length in the wild. (Photo : Texas ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
10
Get your tickets for 'Creature Comforts On the Road'
Gear up for a night of fun at the Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity fundraiser “Creature Comforts on the Road.” This year's event ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Creature [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/creature>. Dec 2019 ».
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