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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While the comic book world of creators, editors, artists, writers, letterers, and colorists has been mourning the loss of an icon, his legacy may not be as well known to casual or mainstream fans. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "How Spider-Man: Homecoming paid homage to Steve Ditko," 7 July 2018 Danler serves as creator, executive producer and writer on the series. Joe Otterson,, "'Sweetbitter' renewed for Season 2 at Starz," 13 July 2018 The flag’s creator, German artist Josephine Mecksepter, had depicted a black-and-white sock and a split United States using a drip painting technique. Katy Bergen, kansascity, "KU flag removal ‘smacks of censorship’: ACLU, free speech advocates defend art piece," 12 July 2018 The most successful clothing brands are content creators, too. Elizabeth Wellington,, "As our definition of luxury shifts, Walnut Street evolves with it | Elizabeth Wellington," 10 July 2018 Trans actors and creators, including Indya Moore (FX’s Pose) and Jamie Clayton (Netflix’s Sense8), have spoken out against the casting decision. Karen Han, Vox, "Scarlett Johansson will play a transgender man, citing Jeffrey Tambor to defend the choice," 5 July 2018 Stauskas is the better shooter but the less dynamic creator—a concern given the way the Blazer offense stalled in the playoffs when Damian Lillard was trapped out of the pick-and-roll. Rob Mahoney,, "NBA Free Agency 2018: Under-the-Radar Grades," 4 July 2018 The show’s creator, Gene Roddenberry, and others substantially rewrote it, angering Ellison, who later published a version of his original with Roddenberry’s written comments. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "5 Great Works From Acclaimed Sci-Fi Author Harlan Ellison, Who Died at 84," 29 June 2018 With Oladipo and the addition of another shooter and/or creator, the floor will be spread enough to allow Bogdanovic to settle into pockets for possibly more catch-and-shoot 3s. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Bojan Bogdanovic will return to the Pacers, report says," 29 June 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 \

Kids Definition of creator

1 : someone that invents or produces

2 capitalized : god sense 1

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