Creature

Definition of Creature

Crea´ture   Pronunciation: krē´tūr; 135
n.1.Anything created; anything not self-existent; especially, any being created with life; an animal; a man.
He asked water, a creature so common and needful that it was against the law of nature to deny him.
- Fuller.
God's first creature was light.
- Bacon.
On earth, join, all ye creatures, to extol
Him first, him last, him midst, and without end.
- Milton.
And most attractive is the fair result
Of thought, the creature of a polished mind.
- Cowper.
2.A human being, in pity, contempt, or endearment; as, a poor creature; a pretty creature.
The world hath not a sweeter creature.
- Shak.
3.A person who owes his rise and fortune to another; a servile dependent; an instrument; a tool.
A creature of the queen's, Lady Anne Bullen.
- Shak.
Both Charles himself and his creature, Laud.
- Macaulay.
4.A general term among farmers for horses, oxen, etc.
Creature comforts
those objects, as food, drink, and shelter, which minister to the comfort of the body.

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