a person or thing that creates.
the Creator, God.

Nearby words

  1. creative,
  2. creative commons,
  3. creative imagination,
  4. creative tension,
  5. creativity,
  6. creatural,
  7. creature,
  8. creature comfort,
  9. creature comforts,
  10. creature feature

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 formscre·a·tor·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for creator



a person or thing that creates; originator
Derived Formscreatorship, nouncreatress or creatrix, fem n



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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