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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Creature  \Crea"ture\  (kr?"t?r;  135),  n.  [F.  cr?ature,  L. 
  creatura.  See  {Create}.] 
  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  which  minister  to  the  comfort  of 
  the  body. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  creature 
  n  1:  a  living  organism  characterized  by  voluntary  movement  [syn: 
  {animal},  {animate  being},  {beast},  {brute},  {fauna}] 
  2:  a  human  being  `wight'  is  an  archaic  term  [syn:  {wight}] 
  3:  a  person  who  is  used  to  perform  unpleasant  or  dishonest 
  tasks  for  someone  else  [syn:  {tool},  {puppet}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Creature 
  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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