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

Example Sentences

the creator of the popular television show although some people see Freud as the creator of psychology, that isn't really true
Recent Examples on the Web Web3 for the entertainment industry; what’s next for the creator economy; cross-generation marketing and the future business outlook for 2023. William Earl, Variety, 22 Nov. 2022 Those were qualities co-creator Stan Lee had imbued T’Challa with as a way to poke at racists, according to Coogler, who dove deep with the Marvel legend when filming Lee’s cameo in the first movie. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Nov. 2022 The most famous re-creator of the 964 is undoubtedly Singer in California, which has been producing versions that cross the boundary from car to automotive art for more than a decade. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 18 Nov. 2022 Series co-creator Ken Corday also shared a statement with PEOPLE. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2022 And until last week, Keya Morgan, the former business manager of comic book icon Stan Lee, stood accused of stealing from the Spider-Man co-creator before his 2018 death. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2022 Co-creator Taylor Sheridan, who wrote the back-to-back episodes that serve as the season’s kickoff, picks up the many threads left dangling at the end of Season 4. oregonlive, 9 Nov. 2022 Option two comes from knowing co-creator Ryan Murphy's past work—the man loves an anthology series. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 7 Nov. 2022 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' co-creator Kevin O'Neill has died at 69. Christian Holub,, 7 Nov. 2022 See More

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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

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

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“Creator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition



: one that creates or produces : maker
capitalized : god sense 1

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