create

[ kree-eyt ]
/ kriˈeɪt /

verb (used with object), cre·at·ed, cre·at·ing.

verb (used without object), cre·at·ed, cre·at·ing.

to do something creative or constructive.
British. to make a fuss.

adjective

Archaic. created.

Nearby words

  1. creamy,
  2. creance,
  3. crease,
  4. crease-resistant,
  5. creasy,
  6. create a scene,
  7. creatinase,
  8. creatine,
  9. creatine kinase,
  10. creatine phosphate

Origin of create

1350–1400; Middle English creat (past participle) < Latin creātus, equivalent to creā- (stem of creāre to make) + -tus past participle suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for creating

create

/ (kriːˈeɪt) /

verb

(tr) to cause to come into existence
(tr) to invest with a new honour, office, or title; appoint
(tr) to be the cause ofthese circumstances created the revolution
(tr) to act (a role) in the first production of a play
(intr) to be engaged in creative work
(intr) British slang to make a fuss or uproar
Derived Formscreatable, adjective

Word Origin for create

C14 creat created, from Latin creātus, from creāre to produce, make

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Word Origin and History for creating

create

v.

late 14c., from Latin creatus, past participle of creare "to make, bring forth, produce, beget," related to crescere "arise, grow" (see crescent). Related: Created; creating.

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