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creature

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noun crea·ture \ˈkrē-chər\

Simple Definition of creature

  • : an animal of any type

  • : an imaginary or very strange kind of animal

  • : a person usually of a specified type

Full Definition of creature

  1. 1 :  something created either animate or inanimate: as a :  a lower animal; especially :  a farm animal b :  a human being c :  a being of anomalous or uncertain aspect or nature <creatures of fantasy>

  2. 2 :  one that is the servile dependent or tool of another :  instrument

crea·tur·al play \ˈkrē-chə-rəl\ adjective
crea·ture·hood play \ˈkrē-chər-ˌhu̇d\ noun
crea·ture·li·ness play \-lē-nəs\ noun
crea·ture·ly play \-lē\ adjective

Examples of creature

  1. rabbits, squirrels, and other furry creatures

  2. Few living creatures can survive without water.

  3. a giant hairy apelike creature

  4. She's a creature of rare beauty.

  5. A social creature by nature, he loves working with people.

  6. The poor creature had no way to get home.



Origin of creature

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin creatura, from Latin creatus, past participle of creare


First Known Use: 14th century

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