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Definition of 'creation'


  1. the human act of creating
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: 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"; "he regards the fork as a modern introduction"
       Synonyms: initiation founding foundation institution origination 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"
       Synonyms: universe existence world cosmos macrocosm

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