Creature



[kree-cher] /ˈkri tʃər/

noun
1.
an animal, especially a nonhuman:
the creatures of the woods and fields; a creature from outer space.
2.
anything , whether animate or inanimate.
3.
person; human being:
She is a charming creature. The driver of a bus is sometimes an irritable creature.
4.
an animate being.
5.
a person whose position or fortune is owed to someone or something and who continues under the control or influence of that person or thing:
The cardinal was a creature of Louis XI.
6.
Scot. and Older U.S. Use. intoxicating liquor, especially whiskey (usually preceded by the):
He drinks a bit of the creature before bedtime.
/ˈkriːtʃə/
noun
1.
a living being, esp an animal
2.
something that has been created, whether animate or inanimate: a creature of the imagination
3.
a human being; person: used as a term of scorn, pity, or endearment
4.
a person who is dependent upon another; tool or puppet
n.

late 13c., “anything created,” also “living being,” from Old French creature (Modern French créature), from Late Latin creatura “thing created,” from creatus, past participle of Latin creare “create” (see create). Meaning “anything that ministers to man’s comforts” (1610s), after I Tim. iv:4, led to jocular use for “whiskey” (1630s).

denotes the whole creation in Rom. 8:39; Col. 1:15; Rev. 5:13; the whole human race in Mark 16:15; Rom. 8:19-22. The living creatures in Ezek. 10:15, 17, are imaginary beings, symbols of the Divine attributes and operations.

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