create[krē āt′; often krē′āt′]
- To create is to make something.
- An example of to create is to use paper and glitter to decorate a greeting card.
- An example of to create is to change a business plan to allow for more jobs.
transitive verbcreated, creating
- to cause to come into existence; bring into being; make; originate; esp., to make or design (something requiring art, skill, invention, etc.)
- to bring about; give rise to; cause: new industries create new jobs
- to invest with a new rank, function, etc.
- to be the first to portray (a particular role in a play)
Origin of createMiddle English createn ; from Classical Latin creatus, past participle of creare, to create ; from Indo-European an unverified form rē-, variant, variety of base an unverified form ker-, to grow, cause to grow from source cereal
transitive verbcre·at·ed, cre·at·ing, cre·ates
- To cause to exist; bring into being: created a new music school. See Synonyms at establish.
- To give rise to; produce: That remark created a stir.
- To produce through artistic or imaginative effort: create a poem; create a dramatic role.
- To invest with an office or title; appoint: He was created a baron.
Origin of createMiddle English createn, from Latin creāre, creāt-; see ker-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present creates, present participle creating, simple past and past participle created)
- To put into existence.
- According to the Bible, God created the universe in six days.
- You can create the color orange by mixing yellow and red.
- To design, invest with a new form, shape, etc.
- Couturiers create exclusive garments for an affluent clientele.
- (intransitive) To be creative, imaginative.
- Children usually enjoy creating, never mind if it is of any use!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
(comparative more create, superlative most create)
- (archaic) Created, resulting from creation.
- ecarte, écarté