1. the human act of creating;
[syn: creation, creative activity]
2. an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone;
3. the event that occurred at the beginning of something;
- Example: "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"
[syn: creation, conception]
4. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new;
- Example: "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"
- Example: "the foundation of a new scientific society"
[syn: initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration]
5. (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence;
6. everything that exists anywhere;
- Example: "they study the evolution of the universe"
- Example: "the biggest tree in existence"
[syn: universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Creation \Cre*a"tion\ (kr?-A"sh?n), n. [L. creatio: cf. F. cr?ation. See Create.] 1. The act of creating or causing to exist. Specifically, the act of bringing the universe or this world into existence. [1913 Webster] From the creation to the general doom. --Shak. [1913 Webster] As when a new particle of matter dotn begin to exist, in rerum natura, which had before no being; and this we call creation. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is created; that which is produced or caused to exist, as the world or some original work of art or of the imagination; nature. [1913 Webster] We know that the whole creation groaneth. --Rom. viii. 22. [1913 Webster] A dagger of the mind, a false creation. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Choice pictures and creations of curious art. --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster] 3. The act of constituting or investing with a new character; appointment; formation. [1913 Webster] An Irish peer of recent creation. --Landor. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
creation n 1: the human act of creating [syn: creation, creative activity] 2: an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone 3: the event that occurred at the beginning of something; "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure" [syn: creation, conception] 4: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society" [syn: initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration] 5: (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence 6: everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence" [syn: universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
356 Moby Thesaurus words for "creation": A, Copernican universe, Einsteinian universe, Newtonian universe, Ptolemaic universe, abecedarian, aboriginal, abundant, all, all being, all creation, all-knowing, all-powerful, all-seeing, all-wise, allness, almighty, alpha, anatomy, antenatal, architectonics, architecture, arrangement, art object, artifact, assembly, authentic, authorship, autochthonous, avant-garde, beginning, birth, blast-off, blooming, boundless, bountiful, brainchild, bric-a-brac, budding, build, building, bursting, bursting out, casting, causal, causative, changeless, child, classic, coinage, commencement, composition, conception, conceptive, conceptual, concoction, conformation, constitution, construction, constructive, contrivance, contriving, conversion, copious, cosmos, crafting, craftsmanship, created nature, created universe, creating, creative, creative effort, creature, crowning achievement, cultivation, cutting edge, dawn, demiurgic, design, devising, dispensation, distillation, edge, effect, efformation, elaboration, elemental, elementary, embryonic, end product, erection, esemplastic, essence, establishment, eternal, eternally the same, everlasting, everything that is, expanding universe, extract, extraction, exuberant, fabric, fabrication, fashion, fashioning, fecund, fertile, fetal, figuration, firsthand, flourishing, flying start, forging, form, format, formation, formative, formature, forming, formulation, foundation, foundational, frame, framing, fresh, fresh start, fructiferous, fruit, fruitful, fundamental, generation, generative, generous, genesis, germinal, gestatory, getup, glorious, good, grotesque, growing, hallowed, handicraft, handiwork, harvesting, hatching, highest, holy, ideational, ideative, imaginative, immortal, immutable, improvisation, in embryo, in its infancy, in the bud, inaugural, inception, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incipient, incunabular, infant, infantile, infinite, ingenious, initial, initiative, initiatory, innovational, innovative, inspired, institution, institutive, introductory, invention, inventive, issue, jump-off, just, kick-off, kitsch, leading edge, limitless, loving, luxuriant, machining, macrocosm, macrocosmos, majestic, make, makeup, making, making do, manufacture, manufacturing, master, masterpiece, masterwork, megacosm, merciful, metagalaxy, milling, mining, mintage, mobile, modeling, mold, molding, morphogenesis, morphogeny, museum piece, nascent, natal, nature, new, new departure, new mintage, notional, novel, nude, numinous, occasional, offspring, old master, omneity, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, oncoming, one, onset, opening, opera, opus, opuscule, organic structure, organism, organization, origin, original, origination, originative, outbreak, outcome, outgrowth, outset, parturient, pasticcio, pastiche, pattern, patterning, permanent, perpetual, physique, piece, piece of virtu, plan, plenteous, plentiful, plenum, postnatal, prefabrication, pregnant, prenatal, preparation, preservation, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primogenial, processing, procreative, producing, product, production, productive, proliferous, prolific, providence, pulsating universe, radiant, raising, refining, result, revolutionary, rich, rudimental, rudimentary, running start, sacred, sculpture, seminal, send-off, setting in motion, setting-up, setup, shape, shaping, sidereal universe, smelting, sovereign, square one, stabile, start, start-off, starting point, statue, steady-state universe, still life, structure, structuring, study, sum of things, superabundant, supreme, swarming, system, take-off, tectonics, teeming, texture, the world, thriving, timeless, tissue, totality, totality of being, uberous, ubiquitous, unbounded, unchanging, undefined, underived, unique, universe, unlimited, ur, virtu, visioned, visitations of providence, warp and woof, weave, web, whole wide world, wide world, work, work of art, workmanship, world, world without endEaston's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Creation "In the beginning" God created, i.e., called into being, all things out of nothing. This creative act on the part of God was absolutely free, and for infinitely wise reasons. The cause of all things exists only in the will of God. The work of creation is attributed (1) to the Godhead (Gen. 1:1, 26); (2) to the Father (1 Cor. 8:6); (3) to the Son (John 1:3; Col. 1:16, 17); (4) to the Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:2; Job 26:13; Ps. 104:30). The fact that he is the Creator distinguishes Jehovah as the true God (Isa. 37:16; 40:12, 13; 54:5; Ps. 96:5; Jer. 10:11, 12). The one great end in the work of creation is the manifestation of the glory of the Creator (Col. 1:16; Rev. 4:11; Rom. 11:36). God's works, equally with God's word, are a revelation from him; and between the teachings of the one and those of the other, when rightly understood, there can be no contradiction. Traditions of the creation, disfigured by corruptions, are found among the records of ancient Eastern nations. (See ACCAD.) A peculiar interest belongs to the traditions of the Accadians, the primitive inhabitants of the plains of Lower Mesopotamia. These within the last few years have been brought to light in the tablets and cylinders which have been rescued from the long-buried palaces and temples of Assyria. They bear a remarkable resemblance to the record of Genesis.