Hypertext Webster Gateway: "poet"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Poet \Po"et\, n. [F. po["e]te, L. po["e]ta, 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}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers
of good poetry)

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