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Meaning of create by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Alternative forms

    • creäte ( archaic )


    From Middle English createn, from Latin creātus, the perfect passive participle of creō .


    • IPA: /kɹiːeɪt/
    • Rhymes: -eɪt


    create ( third-person singular simple present creates present participle creating, simple past and past participle created )

    1. ( transitive ) To put into existence .
      According to the Bible, God created the universe in six days .
    2. ( transitive ) To design, invest with a new form, shape, &c .
      Couturiers create exclusive garments for an affluent clientele .
    3. ( intransitive ) To be creative, imaginative .
      Children usually enjoy creating, never mind if it is of any use!
    4. ( transitive ) To cause, bring a ( non-object ) about by action .
      A sudden chemical spill on the highway created a chain‐collision which created a record traffic jam .
    5. ( transitive ) To confer a title of nobility, not by descent, but by giving a title either initiated or restored for the incumbent .
      Henry VIII created him a Duke .
    6. ( transitive ) To confer a cardinalate, which can not be inherited, but most often bears a pre‐existent title ( notably a church in Rome ) .
      Under the concordate with Belgium, at least one Belgian clergyman must be created cardinal; by tradition, every archbishop of Mechelen is thus created a cardinal .


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    create ( comparative more create, superlative most create )

    1. ( archaic ) Created, resulting from creation .

    External links

    • create in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • create in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • Create on Wikipedia .


    • ecarte, écarté

Explanation of create by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. make or cause to be or to become

    2. create a furor
    3. create or manufacture a man-made product

    4. create by artistic means

    5. create a poem
      Schoenberg created twelve-tone music
      Picasso created Cubism
    6. pursue a creative activity

    7. Don't disturb him--he is creating
    8. bring into existence

    9. The company was created 25 years ago
      He created a new movement in painting
    10. invest with a new title, office, or rank

    11. Create one a peer

    Definition of create by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Create ( kreāt ), a. [L. creatus, p. p. of creare to create; akin to Gr. κραίνειν to accomplish, Skr. kṛ to make, and to E. ending -cracy in aristocracy, also to crescent, cereal.] Created; composed; begotten. [Obs.]

      Hearts create of duty and zeal. Shak.

    2. Create, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Created; p. pr. & vb. n. Creating.]
      1. To bring into being; to form out of nothing; to cause to exist.

      In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. Gen. i. 1.

      2. To effect by the agency, and under the laws, of causation; to be the occasion of; to cause; to produce; to form or fashion; to renew.

      Your eye in Scotland

      Would create soldiers. Shak.

      Create in me a clean heart. Ps. li. 10.

      3. To invest with a new form, office, or character; to constitute; to appoint; to make; as, “to create one a peer”. “I create you companions to our person.” Shak.