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[kree-ey-ter] /kriˈeɪ tər/
a person or thing that creates.
the Creator, God.
Origin of creator
1250-1300; Middle English creato(u)r < Latin creātor, equivalent to creā(re) to create, be the home of, bear + -tor -tor
Related forms
creatorship, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for creator
  • In any case, the work would be out of its creator's hands for good.
  • What really mattered, they argued, was what each work of art expressed about its creator's inner state.
  • The writer of this blog isn't the creator of said exhibit.
  • Only a half-wit creator trying to escape hunger, poverty and illness would resort to such idiotic demands.
  • As opposed to the solar-powered mole creator, aka skin.
  • The domain in which the creator exists and the created universe.
  • No creator involved, except the creator of the laws of physics.
  • It is therefore not only a poetical license, but also philosophically correct, when beauty is named our second creator.
  • The spirit of the world, the great calm presence of the creator, comes not forth to the sorceries of opium or of wine.
  • Reindeer website's popularity a surprise to creator.
British Dictionary definitions for creator


a person or thing that creates; originator
Derived Forms
creatorship, noun
creatress, creatrix, noun:feminine


the Creator, an epithet of God
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Word Origin and History for creator

c.1300, "Supreme Being," from Anglo-French creatour, Old French creator (12c., academic and liturgical, alongside popular creere, Modern French créateur), from Latin creator "creator, author, founder," from creatus (see create). Translated in Old English as scieppend (from verb scieppan; see shape (v.)). Not generally capitalized until KJV. General meaning "one who creates" is from 1570s.

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