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
Now, reports Rebecca Rego Barry for Fine Books and Collections, some of those objects are on the road in honor of the poet-philosopher’s 200th birthday.
Ayanna Simone Fabio, Suzette D. Harrison, Yvette Johnson and Indigo Moor, Sacramento’s poet laureate –
Fletcher, a 21-year-old student at Portland State University and a poet, also stood up to Christian.
The Wit & Wisdom Poets and Writers Club in Manchester is looking for new and established poets and writers.
The Romantic poets loved Kosciuszko, penning ballads and odes about his exploits.
Fletcher, a poet and Portland State University music student, remained hospitalized Saturday and is expected to live.
The first of the restaurants —all called Sayat Novafor a famous Armenian poet and musician — was on Sheridan Road near Loyola University's Lake Shore Campus.
McMahon, a man of many macho nicknames (the Glenimal, for example) is a man’s man, a soldier’s soldier, a warrior with the soul of a poet — the walking embodiment of just about every cliché in the book.
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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
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Definition of poet for Students
: a writer of poems
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