I. verb (created; creating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin creatus, past participle of creare; akin to Latin crescere to grow — more at crescent Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to bring into existence <
God created the heaven and the earth — Genesis 1:1(Authorized Version)
2. a. to invest with a new form, office, or rank <
was created a lieutenant
b. to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior <
her arrival created a terrible fuss
create new jobs
3. cause, occasion <
famine creates high food prices
4. a. to produce through imaginative skill <
create a painting
b. design <
creates dresses
intransitive verb 1. to make or bring into existence something new 2. to set up a scoring opportunity in basketball <
create off the dribble
II. adjective Date: 15th century archaic created

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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