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]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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