creature Definition

  • 1an animal, especially a non-human one
  • 2a person who behaves in a way that is not independent or original, typically because of being too strongly influenced by others

Using creature: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "creature" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The forest is full of strange creatures.

  • Example

    The creature in the lake turned out to be a giant fish.

  • Example

    She's a creature of habit and always orders the same thing.

  • Example

    He was a creature of his time, reflecting the values and beliefs of his era.

creature Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for creature

Antonyms for creature

Idioms Using creature

  • a person who is active or works at night, or who is associated with the night


    He's a creature of the night, always working late and sleeping during the day.

  • a person who follows a routine or pattern of behavior, often without thinking about it


    She's a creature of habit and always eats the same breakfast every day.

  • a person who is unusual or eccentric in some way


    He's a bit of a strange creature, always wearing odd clothes and talking to himself.

Phrases with creature

  • a legendary or imaginary animal, such as a unicorn or dragon


    The story featured a mythical creature that could grant wishes.

  • an animal that lives in the ocean or sea


    The aquarium has a wide variety of sea creatures on display.

  • an animal that is active at night


    The owl is a well-known night creature.

Origins of creature

from Old French 'creature', from Latin 'creatura', meaning 'that which is created'


Summary: creature in Brief

The term 'creature' [ˈkriːtʃə(r)] refers to an animal, especially a non-human one. It can also refer to a person who lacks independence or originality. Examples include 'The forest is full of strange creatures.' and 'She's a creature of habit and always orders the same thing.' Phrases like 'mythical creature' and idioms like 'a creature of the night' add depth to the term.

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