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3 definitions found
 for poesy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poesy \Po"e*sy\, n. [F. po['e]sie (cf. It. poesia), L. poesis,
     from Gr. ?. from ? to make. Cf. Posy.]
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     1. The art of composing poems; poetical skill or faculty; as,
        the heavenly gift of poesy. --Shak.
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     2. Poetry; metrical composition; poems.
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              Music and poesy used to quicken you.  --Shak.
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     3. A short conceit or motto engraved on a ring or other
        thing; a posy. --Bacon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  poesy
      n 1: literature in metrical form [syn: poetry, poesy,
           verse]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "poesy":
     Apollo, Apollo Musagetes, Bragi, Calliope, Castilian Spring, Erato,
     Euterpe, Helicon, Hippocrene, Muse, Parnassus, Pierian Spring,
     Pierides, Polyhymnia, afflatus, anthology, bad poetry,
     book of verse, creative imagination, fire of genius, garland,
     inspiration, musical thought, poetastering, poetastery,
     poetic genius, poetic works, poetry, rhyme, rune, song, the Muses,
     the supreme fiction, verse, versemongering
  
  

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