See also: creäte
- creäte (archaic)
- (transitive) To bring into existence.
According to the Bible, God created the universe in six days.
You can create the color orange by mixing yellow and red.
1560, [William Whittingham et al., transl.], The Bible and Holy Scriptures Conteyned in the Olde and Newe Testament. Translated According to the Ebrue and Greke, and Conferred with the Best Translations in Diuers Langages. With Moste Profitable Annotations vpon all the Hard Places, and Other Things of Great Importance as may Appeare in the Epistle to the Reader (the Geneva Bible), Geneva: Printed by 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.
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 design, invest with a new form, shape, etc.
Couturiers create exclusive garments for an affluent clientele.
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.
- (intransitive) To be creative, imaginative.
Children usually enjoy creating, never mind if it is of any use!
- (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.
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 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.
- (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.
- (intransitive, colloquial) To make a fuss, complain; to shout.
terms related to create
to put into existence
to design, invest with a new form, shape etc.
colloquial: to make a fuss
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created — see created
- 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.Wikipedia