poet [poet poets] BrE [ˈpəʊɪt] NAmE [ˈpoʊət] noun
a person who writes poems
Middle English: from Old French poete, via Latin from Greek poētēs, variant of poiētēs ‘maker, poet’, from poiein ‘create’.
• These river banks have inspired poets for many centuries.
• the foremost poet of his generation
• She wrote with the freedom characteristic of the other modernist poets.
• the Romantic poets
a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
|n.||1.||One skilled in making poetry; one who has a particular genius for metrical composition; the author of a poem; an imaginative thinker or writer.|
The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven.
A poet is a maker, as the word signifies.
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