Po"et (?), n. [F. poete, L. poeta, 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.
The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven.
A poet is a maker, as the word signifies.
Poet laureate. See under Laureate.
© Webster 1913.