Crea"ture (krē"tūr; 135),
n. [F. créature, 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.
God's first creature was light.
On earth, join, all ye creatures, to
Him first, him last, him midst, and without end.
And most attractive is the fair result
Of thought, the creature of a polished mind.
2. A human being, in pity, contempt, or
endearment; as, a poor creature; a pretty
The world hath not a sweeter creature.
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
Both Charles himself and his creature,
4. A general term among farmers for
horses, oxen, etc.
Creature comforts, those which minister
to the comfort of the body.