Definition of creature
creaturalplay \ˈkrē-chə-rəl\ adjective
creaturehoodplay \ˈkrē-chər-ˌhu̇d\ noun
creaturelinessplay \ˈkrē-chər-lē-nəs\ noun
creaturelyplay \ˈkrē-chər-lē\ adjective
Examples of creature in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of creature from the Web
Hands-on opportunity to get acquainted with fairy garden life and its creatures.
Throughout his 17-year career, C. C. Sabathia has been a creature of habit.
But these creatures, nature’s consummate survivors, are in peril.
Before and after this all-American barbecue dinner, bond with the sea creatures guilt-free—there’s no seafood on the menu.
While those creatures symbolize the founders’ backgrounds — Adam Firestone and David Walker, respectively — this imperial IPA deliver more pleasure than peril.
However, because of the carelessness of the Skinners as the farm's caretakers, soon the growth serum is consumed by other everyday creatures such as wasps and rats causing disaster for all.
The Seattle area’s only commercial insect farm is home to tens of millions of wriggling creatures at various stages of development.
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Origin and Etymology of creature
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin creatura, from Latin creatus, past participle of creare
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
CREATURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of creature for English Language Learners
: an animal of any type
: an imaginary or very strange kind of animal
: a person usually of a specified type
CREATURE Defined for Kids
Word Root of creature
The Latin word creāre, meaning “to produce” or “to cause,” gives us the root cre. Words from the Latin creāre have something to do with producing or causing. To create something is to produce it. Anyone creative is able to produce new and original things. A creature is a being that was alive when it was produced
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