Dictionary: CREAM'-POT – CRE-DEN'DA

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A vessel for holding cream.


Full of cream; like cream; having the nature of cream; luscious.

CRE'ANCE, n. [Fr. from L. credo, credens.]

In falconry, a fine small line, fastened to a hawk's leash, when she is first lured. – Bailey.

CREASE, n. [Qu. G. kräusen, Sw. krusa, Dan. kruser, Scot. creis, to curl, to crisp. Class Rd, No. 73, 83; or Fr. creuser, to make hollow, from creux, hollow. Class Rg. See Crisp.]

A line or mark made by folding or doubling any thing; a hollow streak, like a groove.

CREASE, v.t.

To make a crease or mark in a thing by lolling or doubling.


Marked by doubling.


Making creases by folding.

CRE'A-SOTE, n. [Gr. κρεας, flesh, and σωτηρ, preserver.]

An antiseptic principle, the product of the decomposition a wood in a certain manner; an oily colorless liquid, having the smell of smoke. It obtained from the pyrolignous acid, and the tarry matter which distills over from wood. It is a powerful irritant. – Med. and Surg. Journal. Knight.

CRE'AT, n. [Fr.]

In the manege, an usher to a riding master. – Encyc.

CRE-ATE', v.t. [Fr. creer; It. creare; Sp. and Port. criar; L. creo; Arm. croui; Corn. gurei. In W. crëu signifies to create, and creu, to cry, to crave, to caw, to beg. W. creth and crez, constitution, temper; also, a trembling or shivering with cold. Ir. croth or cruth, form, shape; cruthaighim, to create, to prove, assert, maintain. From the Celtic then it appears that the L. creo is contracted by the loss of a d or th. The Welsh has also cri, a cry, and criaw, to cry, both deduced by Owen from cre; but cre is a contraction of crevu, to cry, or of gryd, a crying or whooping, or cryd, a shaking. In Welsh also cri signifies rough, raw, crude; all which unite in the root of cry, cradle, L. rudo, to bray. The primary sense of create and of cry is the same, to throw or drive out, to produce, to bring forth, precisely as in the Shemitic ברא. But the Welsh crëu and creu may perhaps be from different roots, both however with the same primary sense.]

  1. To produce; to bring into being from nothing; to cause to exist. In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. – Gen. i.
  2. To make or form, by investing with a new character; as, to create one a peer or baron; to create a manor. I create you / Companions to our person. – Shak.
  3. To produce; to cause; to be the occasion of. Long abstinence creates uneasiness in the stomach; confusion is created by hurry. Your eye in Scotland / Would create soldiers, and make women fight. – Shak.
  4. To beget; to generate; to bring forth. The people, which shall be created, shall praise the Lord. – Ps. cii.
  5. To make or produce, by new combinations of matter already created, and by investing these combinations with new forms, constitutions and qualities; to shape and organize. God created man in his own image. – Gen. i.
  6. To form anew; to change the state or character; to renew. Create in me a clean heart. – Ps. li. We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus. – Eph. ii.

CRE-AT'ED, pp.

Formed from nothing; caused to exist; produced; generated; invested with a new character; formed into new combinations, with a peculiar shape, constitution and properties; renewed.

CRE-AT'ING, ppr.

Forming from nothing; originating; producing; giving a new character; constituting new beings from matter by shaping, organizing, and investing with new properties; forming anew.


  1. The act of creating; the act of causing to exist; and especially, the act of bringing this world into existence. – Rom. i.
  2. The act of making, by new combinations of matter, invested with new forms and properties, and of subjecting to different laws; the act of shaping and organizing; as, the creation of man and other animals, of plants, minerals, &c.
  3. The act of investing with a new character; as, the creation of peers in England.
  4. The act of producing.
  5. The things created; creatures; the world; the universe. As subjects then the whole creation came. – Denham.
  6. Any part of the things created. Before the low creation swarmed with men. – Parnell.
  7. Any thing produced or caused to exist. A false creation, / Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain. – Shak.


Pertaining to creation.


Having the power to create, or exerting the act of creation; as, creative fancy; creative power.


State of being creative.

CRE-A'TOR, n. [L.]

  1. The being or person that creates. Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth. – Eccles. xii.
  2. The thing that creates, produces or causes.


A female that creates any thing. – Spenser.

CREA'TURE, n. [Fr.]

  1. That which is created; every being besides the Creator, or every thing not self-existent. The sun, moon and stars; the earth, animals, plants, light, darkness, air, water, &c., are the creatures of God.
  2. In a restricted sense, an animal of any kind; a living being; a beast. In a more restricted sense, man. Thus we say, he was in trouble, and no creature was present to aid him.
  3. A human being in contempt; as, an idle creature; a poor creature; what a creature!
  4. With words of endearment, it denotes a human being beloved; as, a pretty creature; a sweet creature.
  5. That which is produced, formed or imagined; as, a creature of the imagination.
  6. A person who owes his rise and fortune to another; one who is made to be what he is. Great princes thus, when favorites they raise, / To justify their grace, their creatures praise. – Dryden.
  7. A dependent; a person who is subject to the will or influence of another.


Having the qualities of a creature. [Little used.] – Cheyne.


The state of a creature. [Little used.] – Cave.



CRE'DENCE, n. [It. credenza; Fr. creance; from L. credens, from credo, to believe. See Creed.]

  1. Belief; credit; reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge, as from the testimony of others. We give credence to a historian of unsuspected integrity, or to a story which is related by a man of known veracity.
  2. That which gives a claim to credit, belief or confidence; as, a letter of credence, which is intended to commend the bearer to the confidence of a third person.


To give credence to; to believe.

CRE-DEN'DA, n. [L. See Creed.]

In theology, things to be believed; articles of faith; distinguished from agenda, or practical duties. – Johnson.