1. [syn: comforts, creature comforts, amenities, conveniences]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Creature \Crea"ture\ (kr[=e]"t[=u]r; 135), n. [F. cr['e]ature,
L. creatura. See Create.]
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.
God's first creature was light. --Bacon.
On earth, join, all ye creatures, to extol
Him first, him last, him midst, and without end.
And most attractive is the fair result
Of thought, the creature of a polished mind.
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.
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.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: things that make you comfortable and at ease; "all the
comforts of home" [syn: comforts, creature comforts,