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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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  • Evidently the time for classifying the creator of Hamlet is at hand.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • Its power seems to be on the same plane as that of the creator.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • One of the creator's lamentable mistakes, repented in sashcloth and axes.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • A girl had her little reticences, even with herself, even with her creator.

  • His self-mastery is the gift of his creator, and oppression, only, can take it away.

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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