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Definitions of poet

  1. A writer of poems. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. One skilled in making poetry; one who has a particular genius for metrical composition; the author of a poem; an imaginative thinker or writer. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A writer of verse that has merit; one gifted in writing such verse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Poetess. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The author of a poem: one skilled in making poetry: one with a strong imagination:-fem. POETESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. One who composes poetry. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Poetic, poetical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. One who writes poems. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The author of a poem; one skilled in poetical composition; one distinguished for poetic talents or imaginative power. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The author of a poem; one who has a particular genius for writing poetry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. p[=o]'et, n. the author of a poem: one skilled in making poetry: one with a strong imagination:--fem. P[=O]'ETESS.--ns. P[=O]'ETASTER, a petty poet: a writer of contemptible verses; P[=O]'ETASTRY.--adjs. POET'IC, -AL, pertaining or suitable to a poet or to poetry: expressed in poetry: marked by poetic language: imaginative.--adv. POET'ICALLY, in a poetic manner.--n.sing. POET'ICS, the branch of criticism which relates to poetry.--n. POET'ICULE, a petty poet.--v.i. P[=O]'ETISE, to write as a poet: to make verses.--ns. P[=O]'ET-LAU'REATE (see LAUREATE); P[=O]'ETRESS (Spens.), a poetess; P[=O]'ETRY, the art of expressing in melodious words the thoughts which are the creations of feeling and imagination: utterance in song: metrical composition.--POETIC JUSTICE, ideal administration of reward and punishment; POETIC LICENSE, a departing from strict fact or rule by a poet for the sake of effect. [Fr. poète--L. poeta--Gr. poi[=e]t[=e]s--poiein, to make.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Writer of poems; writer in verse, esp. one possessing high powers of imagination, expression, &c.; Poets\' Corner, part of Westminster Abbey containing graves& monuments of several poets, (facet.) part of newspaper devoted to poetry. Hence poetess n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. [Latin, Greek] The author of a poem;—one who writes or is skilled in making poetry; an imaginative thinker or writer. Cabinet Dictionary

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