PO'ET, noun [Latin poeta. See Poem.]
1. The author of a poem; the inventor or maker of a metrical composition.
A poet is a maker, as the word signifies; and he who cannot make, that is, invent, hath his name for nothing.
2. One skilled in making poetry, or who has a particular genius for metrical composition; one distinguished for poetic talents. Many write verses who cannot be called poets.