Definition for PO'E-SY

PO'E-SY, n. [Fr. poesie; L. poesis; Gr. ποιησις, from ποιεω, to make.]

  1. The art or skill of composing poems; as, the heavenly gift of poesy. – Dryden.
  2. Poetry; metrical composition. Music and poesy used to quicken you. – Shak.
  3. A short conceit engraved on a ring or other thing. – Shak.

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