Definition of poet in English:

poet

Syllabification: po·et
Pronunciation: /ˈpōət, ˈpōit
 
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noun

  • 1A person who writes poems.
    More example sentences
    • The radio play became an art form in its own right and attracted novelists and poets as well as dramatists.
    • The two are linked by Heinrich Heine, the German poet whose writing spawned them.
    • I'm tempted to say that we have a good number of poets who can write but cannot read.
    Synonyms
    writer of poetry, versifier, rhymester, rhymer, sonneteer, lyricist, lyrist; laureate
    literary bard
    derogatory poetaster
    historical troubadour, balladeer
  • 1.1A person possessing special powers of imagination or expression.
    More example sentences
    • And those who translate such works into English today tend to be academics rather than poets.
    • The story of this disaster was developed by the imagination of numerous poets.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French poete, via Latin from Greek poētēs, variant of poiētēs 'maker, poet', from poiein 'create'.

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