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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As a popular YouTube creator, actor (Awkward., Ant-Man), podcaster, Emmy nominee, producer, and writer she's garnered an impressive audiences for her myriad of talents in front of the camera. Courtney E. Smith,, "Anna Akana Tells The Sad Story Of Two Women Breaking Up With "Alone Together"," 8 June 2019 Contact Word Game creator Kathleen Saxe at Kathleen Saxe, The Mercury News, "Word Game: June 7, 2019," 7 June 2019 Scott Burns is the creator of Couch Potato investing and a longtime personal finance columnist for The Dallas Morning News. Scott Burns, Dallas News, "Scott Burns: Getting to this point in your finances is like scoring a gigantic pay raise," 5 June 2019 Glazer and Corriveau are the creators of the Timucua Arts Foundation, which hosts up to 100 concerts and other events each year in their home east of downtown. Matthew J. Palm,, "Divas sing to help family that brings music to Orlando," 4 June 2019 My company, which launched crowd-funding campaigns for stellar creators worldwide, had raised a combined $20 million to help bring their creative projects to life. Alex Daly, Glamour, "This Is What It’s Like to Be Obsessed With Perfection," 13 May 2019 Barbie was named after Barbara, the daughter of Mattel founders Elliot and Ruth Handler, the latter of whom was the doll’s creator. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Barbie's 60th Birthday Wish Was to Be More Inclusive. Now What?," 2 May 2019 Roberto Aguirre Sacasa is the creator of Riverdale. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hollywood Mourns the Death of 90210 and Riverdale Star Luke Perry," 5 Mar. 2019 There’s a reason for that: the company caused angst amongst its creators while not serving its actual users well for pretty much the entire year. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Google," 26 Dec. 2018

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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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