Explanation of poet by Wordnet Dictionary
- Poet n. [F. poëte, L. poëta, fr. Gr. , fr. to make. Cf. Poem.] One skilled in making poetry; one who has a particular genius for metrical composition; the author of a poem; an imaginative thinker or writer.
The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven. Shak.
A poet is a maker, as the word signifies. Dryden.
Poet laureate. See under Laureate.
Definition of poet by GCIDE Dictionary