What does POET mean?

Definitions for POETˈpoʊ ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poet(noun)

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


  1. poet(Noun)

    A person who writes poems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poet(noun)

    one skilled in making poetry; one who has a particular genius for metrical composition; the author of a poem; an imaginative thinker or writer

  2. Origin: [F. pote, L. pota, fr. Gr. , fr. to make. Cf. Poem.]


  1. Poet

    A poet is a person who writes poetry. A poet's work can be literal, meaning that his work is derived from a specific event, or metaphorical, meaning that his work can take on many meanings and forms. Poets have existed since antiquity, in nearly all languages, and have produced works that vary greatly in different cultures and time periods. Throughout each civilization and language, poets have used various styles that have changed through the course of literary history, resulting in a history of poets as diverse as the literature they have produced. The English word "poet" is derived from the French poète, itself descended from the Latin first-declension masculine noun poeta, meaning "poet". The word "poetry" derives from the Latin feminine noun poetria, meaning not "poetry" but "poetess". French poet Arthur Rimbaud summarized the "poet" by writing: "A poet makes himself a visionary through a long, boundless, and systematized disorganization of all the senses. All forms of love, of suffering, of madness; he searches himself, he exhausts within himself all poisons, and preserves their quintessences. Unspeakable torment, where he will need the greatest faith, a superhuman strength, where he becomes all men: the great invalid, the great criminal, the great accursed—and the Supreme Scientist! For he attains the unknown! Because he has cultivated his soul, already rich, more than anyone! He attains the unknown, and, if demented, he finally loses the understanding of his visions, he will at least have seen them! So what if he is destroyed in his ecstatic flight through things unheard of, unnameable: other horrible workers will come; they will begin at the horizons where the first one has fallen!"

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Poet

    pō′et, n. the author of a poem: one skilled in making poetry: one with a strong imagination:—fem. Pō′etess.—ns. Pō′etaster, a petty poet: a writer of contemptible verses; Pō′etastry.—adjs. Poet′ic, -al, pertaining or suitable to a poet or to poetry: expressed in poetry: marked by poetic language: imaginative.—adv. Poet′ically, in a poetic manner.—n.sing. Poet′ics, the branch of criticism which relates to poetry.—n. Poet′icule, a petty poet.—v.i. Pō′etise, to write as a poet: to make verses.—ns. Pō′et-lau′reate (see Laureate); Pō′etress (Spens.), a poetess; Pō′etry, the art of expressing in melodious words the thoughts which are the creations of feeling and imagination: utterance in song: metrical composition.—Poetic justice, ideal administration of reward and punishment; Poetic license, a departing from strict fact or rule by a poet for the sake of effect. [Fr. poète—L. poeta—Gr. poiētēspoiein, to make.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. poet

    1. A person born with the instinct to poverty. 2. One whose ideas of the beautiful and the sublime get him in jail or Potter's Field. 3. The patron saint of landlords. 4. A worthless, shiftless chap whose songs adorn the libraries of fat shopkeepers and paunchy Philistines one hundred years after the chap has died of malnutrition. 5. A dope-fiend.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POET' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4099

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POET' in Nouns Frequency: #1347


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of POET in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of POET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ben Jonson:

    A good poet's made as well as born.

  2. Vanna Bonta:

    A poet's first contract is with truth.

  3. Wallace Stevens:

    The poet is the priest of the invisible.

  4. Ahmed Korayem:

    You can kill the poet but never his rhyme

  5. Luis Buñuel:

    A paranoiac, like a poet, is born, not made.

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