creative Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “creative” in the English Dictionary

"creative" in British English

See all translations

creativeadjective

uk   /kriˈeɪ.tɪv/  us   /kriˈeɪ.t̬ɪv/
creatively
adverb uk   /kriˈeɪ.tɪv.li/  us   /kriˈeɪ.t̬ɪv.li/
creativity
noun [U] uk   /ˌkriː.eɪˈtɪv.ə.ti/  us   /ˌkriː.eɪˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/ (also creativeness, uk   /-nəs/ us   )
B2 Too many rules might deaden creativity. Creativity, ingenuity, and flair are the songwriter's real talents.

creativenoun [C]

uk   /kriˈeɪ.tɪv/  us   /kriˈeɪ.t̬ɪv/
(Definition of creative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"creative" in American English

See all translations

creativeadjective [not gradable]

 us   /kriˈeɪ·t̬ɪv/
producing or using original and unusual ideas: a creative designer/person creative talents
creatively
adverb [not gradable]  us   /kriˈeɪ·t̬ɪv·li/
(Definition of creative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"creative" in Business English

See all translations

creativeadjective

uk   us   /kriˈeɪtɪv/
producing or using original and unusual ideas: creative artist/designer/person We attract creative people who want to get involved in building companies up.creative ability/potential/talent Every member of the organization has creative potential. We felt that it was a creative solution to a difficult problem.
creatively
adverb
Working in a cutting-edge environment makes us think more creatively.
creativity
noun [U]
The organization celebrates and rewards creativity in its staff.

creativenoun [C]

uk   us   /kriˈeɪtɪv/
informal a person whose job is to suggest new ideas or design, draw, or write things: The company has a team of 10 creatives working on the project.
Compare
(Definition of creative from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “creative”
in Arabic مُبْدِع…
in Korean 창의적인…
in Portuguese criativo…
in Catalan creatiu, innovador…
in Japanese 独創的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有创造力的, 创造性的, 有创意的…
in Turkish yaratıcı…
in Russian творческий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有創造力的, 創造性的, 有創意的…
in Italian creativo…
in Polish twórczy…
What is the pronunciation of creative?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“creative” in British English

“creative” in American English

“creative” in Business English

That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
by ,
May 18, 2016
by Kate Woodford We all need words and phrases for saying that things are good or great – that we find them nice or very nice. This post aims to give you more ways to say that you like, or really like, something. Starting with a very frequent adjective; lovely is used a lot in UK English

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More