cre·​a·​tor | \ krē-ˈā-tər How to pronounce creator (audio) \

Definition of creator

: one that creates usually by bringing something new or original into being especially, capitalized : god sense 1

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Examples of creator in a Sentence

the creator of the popular television show although some people see Freud as the creator of psychology, that isn't really true

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My colleague Melissa Riofrio spotted it in Acer’s impressive ConceptD 5 laptop for creators, which packs the Core i7-8705G CPU into what might be the perfect chassis for it. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Kaby Lake-G lives! We spotted the Core i7-8705G in Acer's new ConceptD 5 laptop for creators," 12 Apr. 2019 If Netflix does give show creator Victor Fresco the go-ahead on a new season, there will certainly be lots of things to address. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "All the 'Santa Clarita Diet' Season 4 Info You Need to Know After Finishing Season 3," 5 Apr. 2019 At an event honoring Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday, Attenborough read Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond's writing about reaching the age of 90 (the Queen plus Attenborough plus Paddington is the cutest, most British trio out there). Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Prince William to Interview David Attenborough at the World Economic Forum in Davos," 21 Dec. 2018 When the high barrier of entry is removed, says Chironis, there’s more room for new creators. Marie Claire, "She's Got Game," 5 Dec. 2018 Empowering for young creators, yes, but will there be drama? Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Karlie Kloss Is Going To Be on TV! The Supermodel Will Join Brandon Maxwell and Christian Siriano on the New Project Runway," 10 Oct. 2018 There’s lots of different outlets for creators now. Eric Johnson, Recode, "‘Sorry to Bother You’ director Boots Riley suspects social media platforms are hiding politics they don’t like," 8 Oct. 2018 What’s your best piece of advice for creators who are in a slump or having trouble finding inspiration? Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Here’s Your First Look At Cult-Favorite Dishware Designer Rae Dunn’s New Book," 10 Sep. 2018 Full House Before Fuller House, the cast of the awesomely bad TGIF sitcom reunited for creator Jeff Franklin’s birthday last year. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Clueless Is the Latest Magical ’90s Reunion Captured Online," 25 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of creator

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for creator

Middle English creatour, borrowed from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French criator, creator, borrowed from Latin creātor "one who begets or brings into being," from creāre "to beget, give birth to, create entry 1" + -tor, agent suffix

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English Language Learners Definition of creator

: a person who makes something new


cre·​a·​tor | \ krē-ˈā-tər How to pronounce creator (audio) \

Kids Definition of creator

1 : someone that invents or produces
2 capitalized : god sense 1

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