|Origin:||Late Latin creatura, from Latin creare; CREATE|
crea‧ture W3 [countable]
anything that is living, such as an animal, fish, or insect, but not a plant:
all the living creatures in the sea
creatures of the deep (=animals and fish that live in the ocean)
an imaginary animal or person, or one that is very strange and frightening:
imaginary or strange
creatures from outer space
someone who always does things in the same way or at the same time
something, especially something bad, that was made or invented by a particular person or organization
something made or inventedformal
The poll tax was a creature of the Government.
someone who is controlled or influenced a lot by something
somebody controlled by something
He was a creature of the military government.
someone who has a particular character or quality:
He was the most beautiful creature Dot had ever seen.