Definition of creature
- creatures of fantasy
rabbits, squirrels, and other furry creatures
Few living creatures can survive without water.
a giant hairy apelike creature
She's a creature of rare beauty.
A social creature by nature, he loves working with people.
The poor creature had no way to get home.
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being, bird, body, character, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wight;
son of man;
: an animal of any type
: an imaginary or very strange kind of animal
: a person usually of a specified type
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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