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wet Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun wetness caused by water
    • drops of wet gleamed on the window
  2. verb cause to become wet
    • Wet your face
  3. verb make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating
    • This eight year old boy still wets his bed
  4. adjective covered or soaked with a liquid such as water
    • a wet bathing suit
    • wet sidewalks
    • wet weather
  5. adjective containing moisture or volatile components
    • wet paint
  6. adjective supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages
    • a wet candidate running on a wet platform
    • a wet county
  7. adjective producing or secreting milk
    • a wet nurse
    • a wet cow
    • lactating cows
  8. adjective satellite consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor
    • a wet cargo
    • a wet canteen
  9. adjective satellite very drunk
    pixilated; sozzled; soaked; tight; soused; sloshed; slopped; blotto; plastered; crocked; besotted; cockeyed; squiffy; pie-eyed; fuddled; smashed; blind drunk; stiff; loaded; pissed.

Wet adjective
OE. wet, weet, AS. wt; akin to OFries. wt, Icel. vatr, Sw. våt, Dan. vaad, and E. water. . See Water.
comparative Wetter ; superlative Wettest
  1. Containing, or consisting of, water or other liquid; moist; soaked with a liquid; having water or other liquid upon the surface; as, wet land; a wet cloth; a wet table. "Wet cheeks." Shak.
  2. Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season. "Wet October's torrent flood." Milton.
  3. (Chem.) Employing, or done by means of, water or some other liquid; as, the wet extraction of copper, in distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or fusion is employed.
  4. Refreshed with liquor; drunk. Slang Prior. Syn. -- Nasty; humid; damp; moist. See Nasty.
Wet noun
AS. w&aemac;ta. See Wet, a.
  1. Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree.
    Have here a cloth and wipe away the wet. Chaucer.
    Now the sun, with more effectual beams, Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet From drooping plant. Milton.
  2. Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.
  3. A dram; a drink. Slang
Wet transitive verb
AS. w&aemac;tan.
imperfect & past participle Wet (rarely Wetted); present participle & verbal noun Wetting
  1. To fill or moisten with water or other liquid; to sprinkle; to cause to have water or other fluid adherent to the surface; to dip or soak in a liquid; as, to wet a sponge; to wet the hands; to wet cloth. "[The scene] did draw tears from me and wetted my paper." Burke.
    Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise . . . Whether to deck with clouds the uncolored sky, Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers. Milton.
    Let us drink the other cup to wet our whistles. Walton.

Webster 1913