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.
Recent Examples of poet from the Web
The book was first published in 1947, at which time Brown was living with the poet Michael Strange in Manhattan in a small cottage called Cobble Court.
In an Instagram post this weekend, Lawson shared a few choice stanzas by the 13th-century poet Rumi, seemingly an indirect way of confirming that was Beyoncé and Jay Z's inspiration behind the moniker for Rumi Carter.
McClure's choleric Nick and Grisetti's sensitive-poet Nigel balance each other nicely.
Spend an evening with Kentucky’s new poet laureate, Frederick Smock, on Tuesday, July 11 at the Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St. Smock is a Louisville native and a professor of English at Bellarmine University.
Putin is second, in a tie with poet—and fellow St. Petersburg native—Aleksandr Pushkin.
Last season, Network for New Music developed new pieces with community poets in Germantown.
Rumi is the name of a noted 13th century Persian poet.
Green, a poet and novelist, has jaw-dropping true stories of his own: hitchhiking north at age 15; squatting in a mausoleum with a deranged derelict; finding his way home again.
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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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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