from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to poetry: poetic works.
- adj. Having a quality or style characteristic of poetry: poetic diction.
- adj. Suitable as a subject for poetry: a poetic romance.
- adj. Of, relating to, or befitting a poet: poetic insight.
- adj. Characterized by romantic imagery: "Turner's vision of the rainbow . . . was poetic, and he knew it” ( Lawrence Gowing).
- n. The theory or practice of writing poetry; poetics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to poetry.
- adj. Characteristic of poets.
- adj. Description of persons, objects, or ideas that connect to the soul of the beholder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to poetry; suitable for poetry, or for writing poetry.
- adj. Expressed in metrical form; exhibiting the imaginative or the rhythmical quality of poetry
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to poetry; of the nature of or expressed in poetry; possessing the qualities or the charm of poetry: as, a poetic composition; poetic style.
- Of or pertaining to a poet or poets; characteristic of or befitting a poet: as, poetic genius; poetic feeling; poetic license.
- Endowed with the feeling or faculty of a poet; having the susceptibility, sensibility, or expression of a poet; like a poet: as, a poetic youth; a poetic face.
- Celebrated, or worthy to be celebrated, in poetry: as, a poetic scene.
- Of or pertaining to making or shaping, especially to artistic invention and arrangement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to poets
- adj. of or relating to poetry
- adj. characterized by romantic imagery
- adj. characteristic of or befitting poetry
Latin poēticus, from Greek poiētikos, inventive, from poiein, to make; see kwei-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin poeticus, from Ancient Greek ποιητικός (poiētikos) from ποιέω (poieō, "make") (Wiktionary)