cre·​a·​tor krē-ˈā-tər How to pronounce creator (audio)
: one that creates usually by bringing something new or original into being
especially, capitalized : god sense 1

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Example Sentences

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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Word History


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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of creator was in the 13th century

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“Creator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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cre·​a·​tor krē-ˈā-tər How to pronounce creator (audio)
: someone that invents or produces
capitalized : god sense 1

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