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  1. John,1795–1821, English poet.
Related formsKeats·i·an, adjective


noun Ornithology.
  1. keet.


or keat

  1. a young guinea fowl.

Origin of keet

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; imitative
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  • In 1821, he wrote his Adonais, a monody on the death of Keats.

    A Dish Of Orts

    George MacDonald

  • Keats and Wither will serve as examples with which to finish our argument.

    The Lyric

    John Drinkwater

  • In spite of all that has been said Keats takes higher rank as poet than Wither?

    The Lyric

    John Drinkwater

  • Keats and Shelley had the good fortune to die in the fulness of their romantic glory.

  • For Keats beauty was truth, and that was all he cared to know.

British Dictionary definitions for keats


  1. John. 1795–1821, English poet. His finest poetry is contained in Lamia and other Poems (1820), which includes The Eve of St Agnes, Hyperion, and the odes On a Grecian Urn, To a Nightingale, To Autumn, and To Psyche
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