noun \ˈpō-ət, -it also ˈp(-)it\

: a person who writes poems

Full Definition of POET

:  one who writes poetry :  a maker of verses
:  one (as a creative artist) of great imaginative and expressive capabilities and special sensitivity to the medium

Examples of POET

  1. <Emily Dickinson is famous as the poet who rarely left the house but often journeyed to the depths of the human heart.>

Origin of POET

Middle English, from Anglo-French poete, from Latin poeta, from Greek poiētēs maker, poet, from poiein to make; akin to Sanskrit cinoti he gathers, heaps up
First Known Use: 14th century


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