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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crea·ture /ˈkriʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crea·ture n.
 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 objects, as food, drink, and shelter, which minister to the comfort of the body.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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 controlled by others and is used to perform
         unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else [syn: tool,

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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.