(Po"et*ize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Poetized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Poetizing.] [Cf. F. poétiser.] To
write as a poet; to compose verse; to idealize.
I versify the truth, not poetize.Donne.
(Po"et*ry) n. [OF. poeterie. See Poet.]
1. The art of apprehending and interpreting ideas by the faculty of imagination; the art of idealizing in
thought and in expression.
For poetry is the blossom and the fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions,
2. Imaginative language or composition, whether expressed rhythmically or in prose. Specifically: Metrical
composition; verse; rhyme; poems collectively; as, heroic poetry; dramatic poetry; lyric or Pindaric poetry.
"The planetlike music of poetry." Sir P. Sidney.
She taketh most delightShak.
In music, instruments, and poetry.
(Po"et*ship), n. The state or personality of a poet. [R.]
(Pog"gy) n. (Zoöl.) (a) See Porgy. (b) A small whale.
(Po"gy) n. (Zoöl.) The menhaden.
Pogy is often confounded with porgy, and therefore incorrectly applied to various fishes.
(Poh) interj. An exclamation expressing contempt or disgust; bah !
(Po*ha"gen), n. (Zoöl.) See Pauhaugen.
(Po"i) n. A national food of the Hawaiians, made by baking and pounding the kalo (or taro) root, and
reducing it to a thin paste, which is allowed to ferment.
(Poi"ci*le or P"ci*le) , n. [NL., fr. Gr. (sc. ); cf. L. poecile.] The frescoed porch or gallery in
Athens where Zeno taught. R. Browning.
(Poign"an*cy) n. The quality or state of being poignant; as, the poignancy of satire; the poignancy
of grief. Swift.
(Poign"ant) a. [F., p. pr. of poindre to sting, fr. L. pungere to prick, sting. See Pungent.]
1. Pricking; piercing; sharp; pungent. "His poignant spear." Spenser. "Poynaunt sauce." Chaucer.
2. Fig.: Pointed; keen; satirical.
His wit . . . became more lively and poignant.Sir W. Scott.
(Poign"ant*ly), adv. In a poignant manner.
(Poi`ki*lit"ic) a. (Geol.) See Pcilitic.
(Poi"ki*lo*cyte) n. [Gr. poiki`los diversified, changeable + ky`tos hollow vessel.] (Physiol.)
An irregular form of corpuscle found in the blood in cases of profound anæmia, probably a degenerated
red blood corpuscle.