What does create mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. make, createverb

    make or cause to be or to become

    "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"

  2. createverb

    bring into existence

    "The company was created 25 years ago"; "He created a new movement in painting"

  3. createverb

    pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity

    "Don't disturb him--he is creating"

  4. createverb

    invest with a new title, office, or rank

    "Create one a peer"

  5. create, makeverb

    create by artistic means

    "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses"

  6. produce, make, createverb

    create or manufacture a man-made product

    "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"


  1. createverb

    To put into existence.

    According to the Bible, God created the universe in six days.

  2. createverb

    To design, invest with a new form, shape, &c.

    Couturiers create exclusive garments for an affluent clientele.

  3. createverb

    To be creative, imaginative.

    Children usually enjoy creating, never mind if it is of any use!

  4. createverb

    To cause, bring a (non-object) about by action.

    A sudden chemical spill on the highway created a chaincollision which created a record traffic jam.

  5. createverb

    To confer a title of nobility, not by descent, but by giving a title either initiated or restored for the incumbent.

    Henry VIII created him a Duke.

  6. createverb

    To confer a cardinalate, which can not be inherited, but most often bears a pre‐existent title (notably a church in Rome).

    Under the concordate with Belgium, at least one Belgian clergyman must be created cardinal; by tradition, every archbishop of Mechelen is thus created a cardinal.

  7. createadjective

    Created, resulting from creation.

  8. Etymology: From createn, from creatus, the perfect passive participle of creo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CREATEverb

    Etymology: creo, Latin.

    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Gen. i. 1.

    We having but imperfect ideas of the operations of our minds, and much imperfecter yet of the operations of God, run into great difficulties about free created agents, which reason cannot well extricate itself out of. John Locke.

    Now is the time of help: your eye in Scotland
    Would create soldiers, and make women fight,
    To doff their dire distresses. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    His abilities were prone to create in him great confidence of undertakings, and this was like enough to betray him to great errours and many enemies. Charles I .

    They eclipse the clearest truths, by difficulties of their own creating, or no man could miss his way to heaven for want of light. Decay of Piety.

    None knew, ’till guilt created fear,
    What darts or poison’d arrows were. Wentworth Dillon.

    Must I new bars to my own joy create,
    Refuse myself what I had forc’d from fate? John Dryden, Aurengz.

    Long abstinence is troublesome to acid constitutions, by the uneasiness it creates in the stomach. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    And the issue there create,
    Ever shall be fortunate. William Shakespeare, Midsummer-Night’s Dream.

    Arise my knights of the battle: I create you
    Companions to our person, and will fit you
    With dignities becoming your estates. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    The best British undertaker had but a proportion of three thousand acres for himself, with power to create a manor, and hold a court-baron. John Davies, on Ireland.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Createadjective

    created; composed; begotten

  2. Createverb

    to bring into being; to form out of nothing; to cause to exist

  3. Createverb

    to effect by the agency, and under the laws, of causation; to be the occasion of; to cause; to produce; to form or fashion; to renew

  4. Createverb

    to invest with a new form, office, or character; to constitute; to appoint; to make; as, to create one a peer

  5. Etymology: [L. creatus, p. p. of creare to create; akin to Gr. krai`nein to accomplish, Skr. k to make, and to E. ending -cracy in aristocracy, also to crescent, cereal.]


  1. Create

    Create is a digital television public television network in the United States. The network was created after the closure of PBS YOU in 2006. Create airs how-to, cooking, DIY, and other non-commercial educational television shows from the libraries of Public Broadcasting Service and American Public Television. The non-profit public broadcasting service airs its television programs through PBS affiliate member stations' and digital subchannels nationwide. NETA also provides services and programming to this network. Many of PBS' charter affiliates are also its major providers of programming, such as WGBH Boston, and WLIW and WNET in New York City. On Saturdays, the network has marathons based on themes, food related holidays or of a particular program.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Create

    krē-āt′, v.t. to bring into being or form out of nothing: to beget: to form: to invest with a new form, office, or character: to produce.—adj. Creāt′able.—n. Creā′tion, the act of creating, esp. the universe: that which is created, the world, the universe.—adj. Creā′tional.—ns. Creā′tionism, the theory of special creation, opp. to Evolutionism: the theory that God immediately creates a soul for every human being born—opp. to Traducianism; Creā′tionist.—adj. Creā′tive, having power to create: that creates.—adv. Creā′tively.—ns. Creā′tiveness; Creā′tor, he who creates: a maker:—fem. Creā′trix, Creā′tress; Creā′torship.—adjs. Crea′tural, Crea′turely, pertaining to a creature or thing created.—ns. Creature (krē′tūr), whatever has been created, animate or inanimate, esp. every animated being, an animal, a man: a term of contempt or of endearment: a dependent, instrument, or puppet; Crea′tureship.—The Creator, the Supreme Being, God.—Creature comforts, material comforts, food, &c.: liquor, esp. whisky. [L. creāre, -ātum; Gr. krain-ein, to fulfil.]

Editors Contribution

  1. create

    To cause to exist in order of priority.

    We all create an amazing sustainable community together.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020  

  2. create

    To produce with artistic or imaginative effort in order of priority.

    They love to create family birthday cards for members of the family.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'create' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1243

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'create' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1913

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'create' in Verbs Frequency: #104

Anagrams for create »

  1. ecarte

  2. écarté

  3. cerate

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of create in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of create in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of create in a Sentence

  1. Erin Bromage:

    If we're jammed into a small backyard watching all of these fireworks because that's the only viewing window that we have, then it's not a great idea, if you can actually spread out and create distance with your family and other families, then you can do this safely.

  2. Lorie Smith:

    There are some messages I can't create no matter who requests them, and Colorado is trying to force me to create custom, unique artwork to promote ideas inconsistent with my faith and the core of who I am.

  3. Graham Tyler:

    This looming supply glut will create an environment where coal versus gas competition in Asia is a real possibility.

  4. Andy Duran:

    The reality is that bodies are just as they are. Some bodies are big, and some bodies are not, and some bodies will fluctuate, not everybody who is fat is actually looking to change that in any way. We just have to create safe spaces for fat folks to be themselves and to explore and move as they like.

  5. Christa Orecchio:

    A good mindset is key, you create your own culture, so communicate with your baby before and during pregnancy. Create enough time for yourself; have a morning or night routine that’s sacred to you.

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    be present or associated with an event or entity
    • A. attend
    • B. accompany
    • C. signify
    • D. conceal

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