Poet Po"et, n. [F. po["e]te, L. po["e]ta, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to make. Cf. {Poem}.] One skilled in making poetry; one who has a particular genius for metrical composition; the author of a poem; an imaginative thinker or writer. [1913 Webster]

The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A poet is a maker, as the word signifies. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Poet laureate}. See under {Laureate}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • poet — poet, versifier, rhymer, rhymester, poetaster, bard, minstrel, troubadour denote a composer who uses metrical or rhythmical language as his medium. Poet is used in a generic sense and in several highly specific senses. In its generic sense it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • poet — (n.) early 14c., a poet, a singer (c.1200 as a surname), from O.Fr. poete (12c.), from L. poeta poet, author, from Gk. poetes maker, author, poet, from poiein to make, create, compose, from PIE *kwoiwo making, from root *kwei to pile up, build,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • poet — poet1 [pō′ət] n. [ME < OFr poete < L poeta < Gr poiētēs, one who makes, poet < poiein, to make: see POEM] 1. a person who writes poems or verses 2. a person who displays imaginative power and beauty of thought, language, etc. poet2… …   English World dictionary

  • Poēt — (lat. poëta), Dichter; Poeta laureatus, soviel wie »gekrönter Dichter« (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Poet — Poēt (lat.), Dichter; Poēta laureātus, s. Gekrönter Dichter. Poëtáster, schlechter Dichter, Reimschmied …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • poet — [n] person who writes expressive, rhythmic verse artist, author, balladist, bard, dilettante, dramatist, librettist, lyricist, lyrist, maker, metrist, odist, parodist, poetaster, rhapsodist, rhymer, rimer, sonnetist, versifier, writer; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • poet — ► NOUN 1) a person who writes poems. 2) a person possessing special powers of imagination or expression. DERIVATIVES poetess noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • Poet — A poet is a person who writes poetry. EtymologyFrom the ancient greek : , poieō : I make or compose ; , poïêtes : artisan, creator, maker (also makar), author, poet > Latin : : poet, author > Old French : (1200 1400) or > Used ( poet ) in 14th.… …   Wikipedia

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