- 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 poi?t?s, 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 po&emacron;ta, from Greek poi&emacron;t&emacron;s, maker, composer, from poiein, to create; see kwei-2 in Indo-European roots.