- a person who writes poems or verses
- a person who displays imaginative power and beauty of thought, language, etc.
Origin of poetMiddle English ; from Old French poete ; from Classical Latin poeta ; from Classical Greek poiētēs, one who makes, poet ; from poiein, to make: see poem
- A writer of poems.
- One who is especially gifted in the perception and expression of the beautiful or lyrical: “[He] was the bard of the bird feeder, the poet of the small and homey” (Bill McKibben).
Origin of poetMiddle English, from Old French poete, from Latin poēta, from Greek poiētēs, maker, composer, from poiein, to create; see kwei-2 in Indo-European roots.