What does creation mean?

Definitions for creation
kriˈeɪ ʃəncre·ation

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creation, creative activitynoun

    the human act of creating

  2. creationnoun

    an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

  3. creation, conceptionnoun

    the event that occurred at the beginning of something

    "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"

  4. initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instaurationnoun

    the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

    "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"

  5. Creationnoun

    (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence

  6. universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosmnoun

    everything that exists anywhere

    "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"


  1. creationnoun

    An invention, artwork, etc.

    I think the manufacturer was so ashamed of its creation that it didn't put its name on it!

  2. creationnoun

    The act of creating something.

    The restructure resulted in the creation of a number of shared services.

  3. creationnoun

    All which exists.

    Let us pray to Christ, the King of all creation.

  4. Etymology: From création, from creatio, creationis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Creationnoun

    Etymology: from create.

    Consider the immensity of the Divine Love, expressed in all the emanations of his providence; in his creation, in his conservation of us. Taylor.

    As subjects then, the whole creation came;
    And from their natures Adam them did name. John Denham.

    Such was the saint, who shone with ev’ry grace,
    Reflecting, Moses like, his master’s face:
    God saw his image lively was express’d,
    And his own work as his creation bless’d. John Dryden, Fables.

    Nor could the tender new creation bear
    Th’ excessive heats or coldness of the year. John Dryden, Virgil.

    In days of yore, no matter where or when,
    Before the low creation swarm’d with men. Thomas Parnell.

    Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
    To feeling as to sight? Or art thou but
    A dagger of the mind, a false creation,
    Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.


  1. creation

    Creation refers to the act or process of bringing something into existence or giving rise to something new. It can involve the formation, development, or production of something, including but not limited to ideas, inventions, art, literature, theories, objects, or living beings. It often requires imagination, creativity, and effort to bring about the birth or initiation of something that did not exist before. Creation is a fundamental aspect of human endeavor and encompasses various domains, such as science, technology, art, religion, and philosophy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creationnoun

    the act of creating or causing to exist. Specifically, the act of bringing the universe or this world into existence

  2. Creationnoun

    that which is created; that which is produced or caused to exist, as the world or some original work of art or of the imagination; nature

  3. Creationnoun

    the act of constituting or investing with a new character; appointment; formation

  4. Etymology: [L. creatio: cf. F. cration. See Create.]

Editors Contribution

  1. creation

    The act and process of creating.

    Creation is a gift we must use to benefit society, community and nations as a whole.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

  2. creation

    To use the ability, action, power, unity and authority we have in our mind, soul, spirit, subconscious, conscience and consciousness to create easily, ethically, efficiently and effectively at superluminal speed what we choose in order of the priority of optimum health, human rights, right to life, civil rights and ethical, fair, just and moral redistribution of income, wealth and resources for the shared prosperity of all citizens of the world to ensure a balanced and moderate level for all

    We use our divine ability, unity, passion and motivation to create optimum health, human rights, right to life, civil rights and shared and balanced prosperity for all on planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'creation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2136

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'creation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4384

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'creation' in Nouns Frequency: #924

Anagrams for creation »

  1. actioner

  2. anticore

  3. reaction

  4. reäction

  5. anerotic

  6. ceration

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of creation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of creation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of creation in a Sentence

  1. Petro Poroshenko:

    It is actually about the Kremlin's preparations for the next step of aggression against our state - the annexation of the Ukrainian Donbass or the creation of a Russian enclave in Ukraine.

  2. Mary Lawlor:

    Just as its creation marked the beginning of openness in Russia, its closure might signal an end to this period, their criticism of historical and contemporary human rights abuses has for many years made them the target of a government that is ever diminishing the space for public debate.


    There are serious risks to living in paradise. Such are the ways in jamaica. It would be difficult for the media and its conspirators to come forth now and tell the truth about my trench town reggae creation, after having perpetrated lies on our history for so long. However, an attempt was made by the late- michael manley as prime minister to do so.

  4. Marcus Tullius Cicero:

    I criticize by creation - not by finding fault.

  5. Rick Perry:

    Job creation, not higher taxation, is the best form of revenue generation.

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