Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

creation - definition and synonyms


What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

noun creation pronunciation in American English /kriˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
Word Forms

Related words

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the act of creating something
    The government is to provide more money for job creation.
    creation of: the creation of Israel in 1948
    The highway should aid the creation of new business in the area.
    1. a.
      [countable] something that has been created, especially using skill or imagination
      Birds’ nests are extraordinary creations.
      She’s the writer’s greatest comic creation.
      Have you seen my latest creation?


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog