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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The plan is to help nurture up-and-coming musical theater creators. Greg Burnett,, "Theatre in the Circle launches fall season with songs of Kander and Ebb in 'The World Goes 'Round’," 13 Sep. 2019 While Undone has a sci-fi premise and is driven by a whodunnit mystery, co-creators Bob-Waksberg and Purdy hope to use the show to explore uncomfortable truths about family relationships and knock down preconceived notions about mental illness. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "The Creators of Bojack Horseman on Pushing the Limits of Adult Animation Even Further With Undone," 13 Sep. 2019 In the new iteration by original series creators Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, the Acosta siblings are forced to survive as a family unit in the wake of their mother and father’s deportation to Mexico. Eric Todisco,, "Party of 5 Is Back! Watch the Reboot's Emotional First Teaser Set in an ICE Detention Center," 13 Sep. 2019 PewDiePie, who typically vlogs about video games and memes, recently celebrated reaching 100 million subscribers on YouTube, where he's earned the second-highest number of subscribers of any creator. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "YouTube star PewDiePie cancels a $50,000 donation to an anti-hate charity," 13 Sep. 2019 The young creator said the series is based on her own experience abandoning female friendships when in relationships. Anna Tingley,, "‘Dollface’ creator on show’s journey from college writing sample to Hulu comedy," 12 Sep. 2019 The payments made by the graduates provide funding for the rest of the incoming class, said Josh Shapiro, the program’s creator. Hafsa Fathima, San Diego Union-Tribune, "UCSD Extension launches first-of-its-kind online program," 12 Sep. 2019 As news of his death spread, Mr. Johnston was mourned online by creators across mediums and generations, among them Beck, the director Judd Apatow and John Darnielle of the literary-minded indie band the Mountain Goats. Ben Sisario, New York Times, "Daniel Johnston Dies; Gifted and Enigmatic Songwriter Was 58," 11 Sep. 2019 Price: $2,300 (ConceptD 7 Pro) Available: November 2019 Acer is using its expertise in gaming laptops to develop more creator-focused systems with the ConceptD lineup. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Tech From IFA 2019," 10 Sep. 2019

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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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