|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||a living being, esp an animal|
|2.||something that has been created, whether animate or inanimate: a creature of the imagination|
|3.||a human being; person: used as a term of scorn, pity, or endearment|
|4.||a person who is dependent upon another; tool or puppet|
|[C13: from Church Latin crēatūra, from Latin crēare to create]|
denotes the whole creation in Rom. 8:39; Col. 1:15; Rev. 5:13; the whole human race in Mark 16:15; Rom. 8:19-22. The living creatures in Ezek. 10:15, 17, are imaginary beings, symbols of the Divine attributes and operations.