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 Hagai Levi, the creator, director, and writer of this update of Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 Swedish miniseries, which was later condensed into a film, frames four of his five episodes like this. Jen Chaney, Vulture, 10 Sep. 2021 The verified TikTok creator, 22, went viral on the social media platform last month, after sharing a video of three major tips to ensure microwaved meals are heated evenly. Dave Quinn,, 9 Sep. 2021 YouTuber burnout is common in the creator community, especially for vloggers. Tom Ward, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 Girls United co-creator, Rechelle Dennis, hosted the hour-long show which featured workshops, highlights of Disney Dreamers Academy Alum and fireside chats! Essence, 2 Sep. 2021 Right after the second episode wraps, fans should keep watching to get an exclusive look at Mayor of Kingstown and 1883, two new Paramount+ series from the mind of Yellowstone creator, Taylor Sheridan. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 29 Aug. 2021 As approved recently by the Berea Board of Education, the School District has partnered with the TouchWall system’s creator, TouchPros, to unveil a new digital archive with community access. Rich Heileman, cleveland, 27 Aug. 2021 The back-and-forth highlights two main problems for OnlyFans’ creator community. Scott Nover, Quartz, 25 Aug. 2021 The show’s creator (real-life soap veteran Linda Dano) wants to boost ratings by bringing back a fan favorite (Ryan Paevey) who years ago bailed on the show — and a on relationship with Maggie. Los Angeles Times, 21 Aug. 2021

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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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15 Sep 2021

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“Creator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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