See also: creäte
- creäte (archaic)
- (transitive) To bring into existence; (sometimes in particular:)
- You can create the color orange by mixing yellow and red.
- 1829, Thomas Tully Crybbace, An Essay on Moral Freedom:
- [...] God created man a moral agent.
- 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 48:
- The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about "creating compelling content", […] "share the things you love with the world" and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention.
- (especially of a god) To bring into existence out of nothing, without the prior existence of the materials or elements used.
- 1560, [William Whittingham et al., transl.], The Bible and Holy Scriptures Conteyned in the Olde and Newe Testament. […] (the Geneva Bible), Geneva: […] Rouland Hall, OCLC 557472409, Genesis I:1, folio 1, recto:
- In the beginning God created ye heauen and the earth. And the earth was without forme & voyde, and darkenes was vpon the depe, & the Spirit of God moued vpon the waters.
- To make or produce from other (e.g. raw, unrefined or scattered) materials or combinable elements or ideas; to design or invest with a new form, shape, function, etc.
- Couturiers create exclusive garments for an affluent clientele.
- 2013 June 8, “The new masters and commanders”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52:
- From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. […] But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.
- (transitive) To cause, to bring (a non-object) about by an action, behavior, or event, to occasion.
- crop failures created food shortages and high prices; his stubbornness created many difficulties
- A sudden chemical spill on the highway created a chain‐collision which created a record traffic jam.
- 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- The turmoil went on—no rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares made one's eyes ache, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.
- (transitive) To confer or invest with a rank or title of nobility, to appoint, ordain or constitute.
- Henry VIII created him a Duke. Last month, the queen created two barons.
- 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.
- (intransitive) To be or do something creative, imaginative, originative.
- Children usually enjoy creating, never mind if it is of any use!
- (transitive) In theatre, to be the first performer of a role; to originate a character.
- (Britain, intransitive, colloquial) To make a fuss, complain; to shout.
- 1972, H. E. Bates, The Song of the Wren
- 'What's the time?' she said. 'I must fly. Miss'll start creating.'
- 1972, H. E. Bates, The Song of the Wren
conjugation of create
|present||I create||we create||I am creating||we are creating||I have created||we have created||I have been creating||we have been creating|
|you create||you create||you are creating||you are creating||you have created||you have created||you have been creating||you have been creating|
|he creates||they create||he is creating||they are creating||he has created||they have created||he has been creating||they have been creating|
|past||I created||we created||I was creating||we were creating||I had created||we had created||I had been creating||we had been creating|
|you created||you created||you were creating||you were creating||you had created||you had created||you had been creating||you had been creating|
|he created||they created||he was creating||they were creating||he had created||they had created||he had been creating||they had been creating|
|future||I will create||we will create||I will be creating||we will be creating||I will have created||we will have created||I will have been creating||we will have been creating|
|you will create||you will create||you will be creating||you will be creating||you will have created||you will have created||you will have been creating||you will have been creating|
|he will create||they will create||he will be creating||they will be creating||he will have created||they will have created||he will have been creating||they will have been creating|
|conditional||I would create||we would create||I would be creating||we would be creating||I would have created||we would have created||I would have been creating||we would have been creating|
|you would create||you would create||you would be creating||you would be creating||you would have created||you would have created||you would have been creating||you would have been creating|
|he would create||they would create||he would be creating||they would be creating||he would have created||they would have created||he would have been creating||they would have been creating|
to put into existence
to design, invest with a new form, shape etc.
colloquial: to make a fuss
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- (obsolete) Created, resulting from creation.
- 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Henry the Fift”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene ii]:
- Hearts create of duty and zeal.
- 1814, Dante Alighieri, “Canto III”, in H[enry] F[rancis] Cary, transl., The Vision; or, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, of Dante Alighieri. [...] In Three Volumes, volume I (Hell), London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, […], OCLC 559008226, lines 7–9, page 10:
- Before me things create were none, save things / Eternal, and eternal I endure. / All hope abandon ye who enter here. [Inscription on the gate of Hell.]
created — see created
- create at OneLook Dictionary Search
- create in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- create in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- create on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Alternative form of
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