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, faunanoun

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

  2. creature, wightnoun

    a human being; `wight' is an archaic term

  3. creature, tool, puppetnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. creaturenoun

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

  2. creaturenoun

    A living being; an animal or human.

  3. creaturenoun

    A being subservient to or dependent upon another.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creaturenoun

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

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

  2. Creaturenoun

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

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

  3. Creaturenoun

    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. Creaturenoun

    a general term among farmers for horses, oxen, etc

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

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  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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. William Shakespeare, Richard III, V.iii:

    I shall despair. There is no creature loves me; And if I die no soul will pity me: And wherefore should they, since that I myself Find in myself no pity to myself?

  2. Joseph Brodsky:

    In the works of the better poets you get the sensation that they're not talking to people any more, or to some seraphical creature. What they're doing is simply talking back to the language itself --as beauty, sensuality, wisdom, irony --those aspects of language of which the poet is a clear mirror. Poetry is not an art or a branch of art, it's something more. If what distinguishes us from other species is speech, then poetry, which is the supreme linguistic operation, is our anthropological, indeed genetic, goal. Anyone who regards poetry as an entertainment, as a read, commits an anthropological crime, in the first place, against himself.

  3. Hazrat Ali Ibn-e-Abi Talib, Nahj-ul-Balagha (Sermons and sayings Compilation):

    Man is a wonderful creature; he sees through the layers of fat (eyes), hears through a bone (ears) and speaks through a lump of flesh (tongue).

  4. David Frei:

    She saw a picture of the dog doing exactly what it was bred to do, it was built perfectly, has an active, easy gait, and is elegant in the way that Sir Walter Scott had in mind when Sir Walter Scott called the Deerhound the most perfect creature.

  5. Erich Fromm:

    That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.

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    (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
    • A. inexpiable
    • B. currish
    • C. numinous
    • D. dicotyledonous

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