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.
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,
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.