cre·​a·​tor krē-ˈā-tər How to pronounce creator (audio)
: one that creates usually by bringing something new or original into being
especially, capitalized : god sense 1

Example Sentences

the creator of the popular television show although some people see Freud as the creator of psychology, that isn't really true
Recent Examples on the Web Liz Tigelaar, creator and executive producer of Tiny Beautiful Things, was also showrunner and executive producer of Witherspoon's series, Little Fires Everywhere. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 15 Jan. 2023 Ending after two seasons is by design: The second installment will wrap up Palestinian refugee Mo Najjar’s (co-creator and star Mo Amer) journey to gain asylum in Houston. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Jan. 2023 Earlier in the night, show creator and lead actress Quinta Brunson won the award for best actress in a TV series musical or comedy. Ashley Wong, WSJ, 11 Jan. 2023 This was the freshman year for creator and star Brunson at the Golden Globes; Tuesday night’s awards show marked her first nomination and win at the Golden Globes. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 10 Jan. 2023 Lady Tracey Bond, innovator, co-creator of the DoubleOHHSevenEffect, and spiritual author, adds that the angel number 1212 is also associated with skills, talent, success, and victory. Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 8 Jan. 2023 Dan is also a keen copywriter, content creator, and brand consultant for companies such as Ford, NBA, and Verizon. Dan Nosowitz, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Jan. 2023 Forever Pie is the latest project from Nic Adler — creator of the Eat Drink Vegan festival and a co-founder of Monty’s Good Burger and Nic’s on Beverly — and Anthony Carron of 800 Degrees and Coast Range. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2023 Return to menu For Libby Rasmussen, a digital creator and vintage home goods seller in D.C., peel-and-stick vinyl tiles were the solution to lackluster kitchen flooring. Kalina Newman, Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of creator was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Creator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


: one that creates or produces : maker
capitalized : god sense 1

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