poesy

  • 1Poesy — Po e*sy, n. [F. po[ e]sie (cf. It. poesia), L. poesis, from Gr. ?. from ? to make. Cf. {Posy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The art of composing poems; poetical skill or faculty; as, the heavenly gift of poesy. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Poetry; metrical… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2poesy — (n.) late 14c., poetry; poetic language and ideas; literature; a poem, a passage of poetry, from O.Fr. poesie, from V.L. poesia, from L. poesis poetry, from Gk. poesis composition, poetry, from poein to make or compose (see POET (Cf. poet)).… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3poesy — ► NOUN archaic or literary ▪ poetry. ORIGIN Greek po sis, poi sis making, poetry …

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  • 4poesy — [pō′ə sē΄, pō′əzē΄] n. pl. poesies [ME poesie < OFr < L poesis < Gr poiēsis < poiein: see POEM] 1. old fashioned var. of POETRY 2. Obs. a) a poem b) a motto …

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  • 5Poésy — Clémence Poésy (* 30. November 1982 bei Meudon) ist eine französische Schauspielerin, die dem internationalen Publikum durch ihre Rolle als Fleur Delacour in dem Film Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch bekannt wurde. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2… …

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  • 6poesy — noun (plural poesies) Etymology: Middle English poesie, from Middle French, from Latin poesis, from Greek poiēsis, literally, creation, from poiein Date: 14th century 1. a. a poem or body of poems b. poetry c. artificial or sentimentalized poetic …

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  • 7poesy — /poh euh see, zee/, n., pl. poesies. 1. the work or the art of poetic composition. 2. Archaic. a. poetry in general. b. verse or poetry in metrical form. 3. Obs. a. a poem or verse used as a motto. Cf. posy (def. 2). b. a poem. [ …

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  • 8poesy — noun a) The class of literature comprising poems. b) Composition in verse or language exhibiting conscious attention to patterns. Syn: poetry, verse …

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  • 9poesy — Synonyms and related words: Apollo, Apollo Musagetes, Bragi, Calliope, Castilian Spring, Erato, Euterpe, Helicon, Hippocrene, Muse, Parnassus, Pierian Spring, Pierides, Polyhymnia, afflatus, anthology, bad poetry, book of verse, creative… …

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  • 10poesy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A poetic work or poetic works: poem, poetry, rhyme, verse. See WORDS …

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  • 11poesy — po|e|sy [ pouəzi ] noun uncount an old word meaning poetry …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12poesy — pəʊɪzɪ n. poetry; liturgy …

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  • 13poesy — 1) sepoy 2) posey …

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  • 14poesy — [ pəʊɪzi, si] noun archaic or literary poetry. ↘the art or composition of poetry. Origin ME: from OFr. poesie, via L. from Gk poēsis, var. of poiēsis making, poetry …

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  • 15poesy — n. 1. Poet craft, poet skill. 2. Poetry, verse, metrical composition …

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  • 16poesy — noun (U) old use poetry …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17poesy — po·e·sy …

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  • 18poesy — UK [ˈpəʊəzɪ] / US [ˈpoʊəzɪ] noun [uncountable] an old word meaning poetry …

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  • 19poesy — po•e•sy [[t]ˈpoʊ ə si, zi[/t]] n. pl. sies 1) pro poetry 2) pro archaic a) pro a poem or verse used as a motto b) pro a poem • Etymology: 1300–50; ME poesie < MF < L poēsis < Gk poíēsis fabrication, poetic art; see poet sis …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20poesy — /ˈpoʊəzi / (say pohuhzee) noun (plural poesies) 1. Obsolete the work or the art of poetic composition. 2. Obsolete a verse or poetry or the like used as a motto (def. 2). See posy (def. 2). 3. poetic works or compositions, especially when of a… …

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