Origin of poet
Definition for poet (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for poet
The poet apparently collapsed in the street upon his departure from “The Horse” and died not long after.
So many were arrested in Leningrad, the poet Anna Akhmatova said, that the city “dangled like an appendage from its prisons….”
And, for that matter, where is our poet who could damn any of them for it?
The West awarded him the Nobel prize for literature in 1987 and America made Brodsky its poet laureate in 1991.
My father, for his part, believed the poet had something like supernatural powers.
The poet Byron's bedroom remains almost as he left it, and on the lawn is the monument to his favorite dog, "Boatswain."England, Picturesque and Descriptive|Joel Cook
He affirms, That scarce a poet from Homer down to Dryden ever felt his fire diminished merely by his advance in years.
The poet had touched on some unidentified form of the story, long before, in The Lady of Shalott.Alfred Tennyson|Andrew Lang
The year 1841 was brightened by the marriage of Miss Dora Wordsworth, the only surviving daughter of the poet.Dorothy Wordsworth|Edmund Lee
Is it credible that a Clarendon Press editor should be ignorant that ivydoctarum heder prmia frontiumis the emblem of the poet?Ephemera Critica|John Churton Collins
British Dictionary definitions for poet
sometimes when feminine poetess
Word Origin for poet
Word Origin and History for poet
early 14c., "a poet, a singer" (c.1200 as a surname), from Old French poete (12c., Modern French poète) and directly from Latin poeta "a poet," from Greek poetes "maker, author, poet," variant of poietes, from poein, poiein "to make, create, compose," from PIE *kwoiwo- "making," from root *kwei- "to pile up, build, make" (cf. Sanskrit cinoti "heaping up, piling up," Old Church Slavonic činu "act, deed, order").
Replaced Old English scop (which survives in scoff). Used in 14c., as in classical languages, for all sorts of writers or composers of works of literature. Poète maudit, "a poet insufficiently appreciated by his contemporaries," literally "cursed poet," attested by 1930, from French (1884, Verlaine). For poet laureate see laureate.