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Explanation of poet by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a writer of poems ( the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry )

    Definition of poet by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. 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.