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

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Historical Examples of creator

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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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