creator

noun
cre·​a·​tor | \krē-ˈā-tər \

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 creator and visionary of the Ralph Lauren brand worldwide, Mr. Lauren has been a vanguard for the global fashion industry and American style for nearly half a century. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Ralph Lauren Receives an Honorary Knighthood From the United Kingdom," 14 Nov. 2018 Todd Hoffman, the star and creator of Gold Rush, is launching a reality competition show called Greenhorn Gold, reports Deadline. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "'Gold Rush' Star Todd Hoffman Is Creating a New Reality Competition Show," 28 Oct. 2018 Drones are amazing and cool and powerful, but traditionally they can be thwarted by an impenetrable obstacle that has vexed drone creators and pilots for years: doors. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Inspired by Wasps, This Micro-Drone Lifts 40 Times its Weight," 25 Oct. 2018 Co-creator and executive producer Daniel Palladino confirmed to Glamour that season two will consist of 10 episodes. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 28 July 2018 For the past six years, the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, founded by Desmond Child and Rudy Pérez, has honored the world's greatest Latin music creators and their memorable songs. Jessica Roiz, Billboard, "Gloria Trevi & Chucho Valdes Among 2018 Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Honorees," 11 July 2018 In simpler terms, the Yeti Nano is a mostly effortless way to help an aspiring creator sound more professional—at least in terms of recording quality. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the home and home office," 19 Nov. 2018 The reference was spotted by a commenter on the website Hacker News, who accused WaveOne of being a marketing stunt by the show’s creators to drum up interest. Rolfe Winkler, WSJ, "Actual Silicon Valley Startup Gets Inspiration From HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Startup," 16 Nov. 2018 Reed Hastings says there will be effectively millions in the sense that content creators are just becoming more and more abundant. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Netflix will get ads, predicts the Trade Desk CEO Jeff Green," 15 Nov. 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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creator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of creator

: a person who makes something new

creator

noun
cre·​a·​tor | \krē-ˈā-tər \

Kids Definition of creator

1 : someone that invents or produces

2 capitalized : god sense 1

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