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
creaturalplay \ˈkrē-chə-rəl\ adjective
creaturehoodplay \ˈkrē-chər-ˌhu̇d\ noun
creaturelinessplay \-lē-nəs\ noun
creaturelyplay \-lē\ adjective
Examples of creature in a sentence
rabbits, squirrels, and other furry creatures
Few living creatures can survive without water.
a giant hairy apelike creature
She's a creature of rare beauty.
A social creature by nature, he loves working with people.
The poor creature had no way to get home.
Origin and Etymology 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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Word Root of creature
The Latin word creāre, meaning “to produce” or “to cause,” gives us the root cre. Words from the Latin creāre have something to do with producing or causing. To create something is to produce it. Anyone creative is able to produce new and original things. A creature is a being that was alive when it was produced
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