Definition of poet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpəʊɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊət//
People in publishing, Professions
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a person who writes poems See related entries: People in publishing, Professions Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French poete, via Latin from Greek poētēs, variant of poiētēs ‘maker, poet’, from poiein ‘create’.Extra examples These river banks have inspired poets for many centuries. the foremost poet of his generation She wrote with the freedom characteristic of the other modernist poets. the Romantic poets
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