poet

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

Definition of poet

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

  2. 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

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

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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


POET Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of poet for English Language Learners

  • : a person who writes poems


POET Defined for Kids

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noun po·et \ˈpō-ət\

Definition of poet for Students

  1. :  a writer of poems



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