poet

[ poh-it ]
/ ˈpoʊ ɪt /

noun

a person who composes poetry.
a person who has the gift of poetic thought, imagination, and creation, together with eloquence of expression.

Origin of poet

1250–1300; Middle English poete < Latin poēta < Greek poiētḗs poet, literally, maker, equivalent to poiē-, variant stem of poieîn to make + -tēs agent noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM poet

po·et·less, adjectivepo·et·like, adjectivenon·po·et, noun

Definition for poet (2 of 2)

poet.

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British Dictionary definitions for poet

poet

sometimes when feminine poetess

/ (ˈpəʊɪt) /

noun

a person who writes poetry
a person with great imagination and creativity

Word Origin for poet

C13: from Latin poēta, from Greek poiētēs maker, poet, from poiein to make
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