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noun po·et \ˈpō-ət, -it also ˈpȯ(-)it\

Simple Definition of poet

  • : a person who writes poems

Full Definition of poet

  1. 1 :  one who writes poetry :  a maker of verses

  2. 2 :  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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