poet

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. [1913 Webster] The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A poet is a maker, as the word signifies. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Poet laureate}. See under {Laureate}. [1913 Webster]