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Definition of "creature" []

  • Something created. (noun)
  • A living being, especially an animal: land creatures; microscopic creatures in a drop of water. (noun)
  • A human. (noun)
  • An imaginary or fantastical being: mythological creatures; a creature from outer space. (noun)
  • One dependent on or subservient to another. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "creature" in a sentence
  • "When I used the term creature, I was intuitively referring to the notion of strange/unnatural velocities of transformations within systems."
  • "In this 2009 horror movie -- which I advise you not to watch -- an insanely evil doctor abducts three people (a man and two women) in order to conduct a hideous experiment: he transforms them into the title creature by removing their kneecaps and grafting them together, mouth to anus."
  • "The lessons come in more abstract forms too, like the title creature or man? of “Amanitas,” who submits to an unspecified temptation and is subsequently punished by his ambiguous female temptress."