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English noun: creature

1. creature a living organism characterized by voluntary movement


Synonymsanimal, animate being, beast, brute, fauna


Broader (hypernym)being, organism


Narrower (hyponym)acrodont, adult, biped, captive, chordate, conceptus, creepy-crawly, critter, darter, domestic animal, domesticated animal, ectotherm, embryo, feeder, female, fertilized egg, fictional animal, game, giant, herbivore, hexapod, homeotherm, homoiotherm, homotherm, insectivore, invertebrate, larva, male, marine animal, marine creature, mate, metazoan, migrator, molter, moulter, mutant, offspring, omnivore, peeper, pest, pet, pleurodont, poikilotherm, predator, predatory animal, prey, pureblood, purebred, quarry, racer, range animal, scavenger, sea animal, sea creature, stayer, stunt, survivor, thoroughbred, varment, varmint, work animal, young, zooplankton


Part holonymcaput, face, head


Member meronymanimal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia


Substance holonymanimal tissue


Domain category membersactinomycete, adult, all-devouring, big, body, bone, bone-covered, crested, crop, debone, diet, domesticate, domesticate, domesticise, domesticize, drench, epizootic, flesh-eating, free-swimming, full-grown, fully grown, graze, gregarious, grown, grownup, half-blooded, half-bred, half-breed, hispid, humaneness, insectivorous, meat-eating, micro-organism, microorganism, nose, organic structure, pasture, physical structure, phytophagic, phytophagous, phytophilous, plant-eating, reclaim, registered, ritual killing, sacrifice, schistosome dermatitis, side, sitter, social, stander, swimmer's itch, tame, tame, topknotted, tracking, trailing, transmitter, trap, tufted, unattached, unregistered, vector, wart, zoophagous

2. creature (person) a human being; `wight' is an archaic term


Synonymswight


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

3. creature (person) a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else


Synonymspuppet, tool


Broader (hypernym)slave









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