What does creature mean?

Definitions for creature
ˈkri tʃərcrea·ture

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word creature.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna(noun)

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

  2. creature, wight(noun)

    a human being; `wight' is an archaic term

  3. creature, tool, puppet(noun)

    a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

Wiktionary

  1. creature(Noun)

    A created thing, whether animate or inanimate; a creation.

  2. creature(Noun)

    A living being; an animal or human.

  3. creature(Noun)

    A being subservient to or dependent upon another.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creature(noun)

    anything created; anything not self-existent; especially, any being created with life; an animal; a man

    Etymology: [F. crature, L. creatura. See Create.]

  2. Creature(noun)

    a human being, in pity, contempt, or endearment; as, a poor creature; a pretty creature

    Etymology: [F. crature, L. creatura. See Create.]

  3. Creature(noun)

    a person who owes his rise and fortune to another; a servile dependent; an instrument; a tool

    Etymology: [F. crature, L. creatura. See Create.]

  4. Creature(noun)

    a general term among farmers for horses, oxen, etc

    Etymology: [F. crature, L. creatura. See Create.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'creature' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4678

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'creature' in Nouns Frequency: #1131

How to pronounce creature?

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How to say creature in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of creature in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of creature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of creature in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Bailey:

    The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man. There is a possible Nero in the gentlest human creature that walks.

  2. Pearl S. Buck:

    The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.

  3. Stephan Grellet:

    I expect to pass through this world but once any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

  4. Herman Melville, Moby Dick:

    Men may seem detestable as joint stock-companies and nations; knaves, fools, and murderers there may be; men may have mean and meagre faces; but man, in the ideal, is so noble and so sparkling, such a grand and glowing creature, that over any ignominious blemish in him all his fellows should run to throw their costliest robes.

  5. Thomas à Kempis:

    If your heart were sincere and upright, every creature would be unto you a looking-glass of life and a book of holy doctrine.

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