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Meaning of creature

crea•ture

Pronunciation: (krē'chur), [key]
— n.
  1. an animal, esp. a nonhuman: the creatures of the woods and fields; a creature from outer space.
  2. anything created, whether animate or inanimate.
  3. person; human being: She is a charming creature. The driver of a bus is sometimes an irritable creature.
  4. an animate being.
  5. a person whose position or fortune is owed to someone or something and who continues under the control or influence of that person or thing: The cardinal was a creature of Louis XI.
  6. intoxicating liquor, esp. whiskey (usually prec. by the): He drinks a bit of the creature before bedtime.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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