Definition of poet
1 : one who writes poetry : a maker of verses
2 : one (such as a creative artist) of great imaginative and expressive capabilities and special sensitivity to the medium
Examples of poet in a sentence
Emily Dickinson is famous as the poet who rarely left the house but often journeyed to the depths of the human heart.
Origin and Etymology 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
POET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of poet for English Language Learners
: a person who writes poems
POET Defined for Kids
Definition of poet for Students
: a writer of poems
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