from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who procreates; a father or mother.
  • n. One who originates or creates something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who begets; a father or sire; a generator.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who begets; a generator; a father or sire.


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  • John Barth is known as the procreator of sacred monsters ” strange hybrid creatures endowed with attributes that display his erudition, gift for mimicry, and perversity, in almost equal proportions.

    Tripping the Not-So-Light Fantastic

  • The guardian of Islam's holiest sites and procreator of Muslim schools and institutions worldwide, Saudi Arabia commands influence by its great wealth and religious conservatism, while also maintaining an increasingly close relationship with the United States.

    Richard Eisendorf: Who Will Be the Next Sadat?

  • Claims that procreator Americans are better off than are nonbelievers are hypocritical since the latter are the targets of considerable bigotry, and are contradicted by the truth that social problems tend to be most elevated in the more creationist regions -- lifespans are actually decreasing in parts of the Bible belt.

    Bringing Creationism to Heel Requires Making America Less Socially Darwinistic

  • Why assume that gender, sexual orientation, or status as a procreator precludes insight into parenting?

    Letters to the Editor

  • The winner of such fights controlled fertile females, claiming new forested territory as a result, thus becoming the new procreator of genetic bonds, killing off genetic competitor's offspring if he had to.

    Human Hell and the Demons of War

  • Yet surely to be a parent, a generator of the fetus, a procreator, is to have a closer relationship to the fetus than merely to contain the child physically.

    Link Farm and Open Thread #15

  • From maturity to senility he would increasingly resemble his paternal procreator.


  • She was vexed because Guthram had insisted on going down to say good-bye to his procreator.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • When Guthram finally made his way back to Vurndrol City, it was to find his mother and sister Miney had emerged from hibernation; they and his procreator were well.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • He had seen how fast the floating sharks could move and had no intention of separating himself from their procreator even for an instant.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms


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