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
Recent Examples on the Web The docuseries, titled Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, is hosted by Mandalorian creator and executive producer Jon Favreau and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the live-action series. Jodi Guglielmi,, "The Mandalorian Season 2 Is Premiering Oct. 30 on Disney+," 2 Sep. 2020 Now, creator and executive producer Mike Flanagan turns his lens towards the Wingraves. Nick Romano,, "Welcome to Bly Manor: Next Haunting of Hill House season reveals first look," 24 Aug. 2020 Dan Levy balanced the roles of co-star, co-creator and showrunner of the little Canadian sitcom that could, which slowly built a massive following and earned 15 Emmy nominations for its sixth and final season. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Schitt's Creek' Boss Dan Levy on Dealing With Fan Pressure and Planning His Own Backyard Emmy Party," 14 Aug. 2020 Still, Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show’s creator and executive producer, celebrated the update in a press release. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 10 Aug. 2020 Smith, the camp creator – and 1990 NBA Slam Dunk Contest runner-up to two-time champion Dominique Wilkins – isn't trying to match the 6-2 Griner’s jams, either. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix Mercury All-Star Brittney Griner participating in JET ACADEMY virtual basketball camp," 1 Aug. 2020 The creator and star of the Madea movie franchise was referring to the push to defund and disband police departments across the country following the death of George Floyd on May 25, which has proven to be successful in several areas. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "Tyler Perry says police reform movement has been 'hijacked': 'We need 'more police'," 30 July 2020 Recently, Harry Potter creator and author, J.K. Rowling, has been under fire for her recent anti-transgender Tweets. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "The Entire "Harry Potter" Movie Series is Leaving HBO Max Next Month," 21 July 2020 While there are few black industry mavens that hold high-power positions, Off-White creator and Louis Vuitton menswear designer Virgil Abloh is one of them. Nandi Howard, Essence, "The Internet Reacts To Virgil Abloh Donating $50 To Bail Out Efforts," 1 June 2020

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

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14 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Creator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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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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