Water makes this woman's hands wet.
- The definition of wet is moist, rainy or having liquid on it.
An example of wet used as an adjective is in the phrase "wet towel," which means a towel that has water on it.
- Wet means a liquid.
An example of wet is rain.
- Wet is defined as to make something moist.
An example of wet is to urinate in the bed.
- moistened, covered, or saturated with water or other liquid
- rainy; foggy; misty: a wet day
- not yet dry: wet paint
- preserved or bottled in a liquid
- using water; done with or in water or other liquid: wet sanding
- permitting or favoring the manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages; opposing prohibition: a wet candidate, wet town
- Brit., Informal weak, ineffectual, insipid, etc.
Origin of wetMiddle English from Old English wæt, akin to Old Norse vatr: for Indo-European base see water
- water or other liquid; moisture
- rain or rainy weather: come in out of the wet
- Informal a person who favors the manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages; one opposed to prohibition
- Brit., Informal
- a person considered weak, ineffectual, insipid, etc.
- a Conservative who is moderate or willing to compromise
intransitive verbor wet′ted, wet′ting
- to make or become wet: often with through or down
- to make (a bed, oneself, etc.) wet by urination
wet behind the ears
- Covered or soaked with a liquid, such as water: a wet towel.
- Not yet dry or firm: wet paint.
- a. Stored in or prepared with water or other liquids.b. Characterized by the use or presence of water or liquid reagents: wet chemistry.c. Involving the performance of experiments rather than the design or analysis of them: a wet lab.
- a. Rainy, humid, or foggy: wet weather.b. Characterized by frequent or heavy precipitation: a wet climate.
- Informal Allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages: a wet county.
- Something that wets; moisture.
- Rainy or snowy weather: go out into the wet.
- Informal One who supports the legality of the production and sale of alcoholic beverages.
verbwet, or wet·ted wet·ting, wets
- To make wet; dampen: wet a sponge.
- To make (a bed or one's clothes) wet by urinating.
- To become wet.
- To urinate.
Origin of wetMiddle English from Old English wǣt ; see wed-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative wetter, superlative wettest)
- Of an object, etc, covered with or impregnated with liquid.
- I went out in the rain and now my clothes are all wet.
- Of weather or a time period, rainy.
- It's going to be wet tomorrow.
- Made up of liquid or moisture.
- Water is wet.
- (informal) Of a person, ineffectual.
- Don't be so wet.
- (slang) Of a woman or girl, sexually aroused.
- He got me all wet.
- (slang, of a person) Inexperienced in a task or profession; having the characteristics of a rookie.
- That guy's wet; after all, he just started yesterday.
- (of a scientist or laboratory) Working with chemical or biological matter.
- (chemistry) Employing, or done by means of, water or some other liquid.
- the wet extraction of copper, in distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or fusion is employed
- Permitting alcoholic beverages, as during Prohibition.
- (fountain pens and calligraphy) Depositing a large amount of ink from the nib or the feed.
- (slang, archaic) Refreshed with liquor; drunk.
- (of a burrito, sandwich, etc.) Covered in a sauce.
(third-person singular simple present wets, present participle wetting, simple past and past participle wet or wetted)
From Middle English wett (“wet, moistened"), past participle of Middle English weten (“to wet"), from Old English wÇ£tan (“to wet, moisten, water"), from Proto-Germanic *wÄ“tanÄ… (“to water, wet"), from Proto-Indo-European *wed-, *wod- (“wet"), *wÃ³drÌ¥ (“water"). Cognate with Scots weit, wete (“to wet"), Icelandic vÃ¦ta (“to wet"). Compare also Middle English weet (“wet"), from Old English wÇ£t (“wet, moist, rainy"), from Proto-Germanic *wÄ“taz (“wet, moist"), related to Scots weit, weet, wat (“wet"), North Frisian wiat, weet, wÃ¤it (“wet"), Saterland Frisian wÃ¤it (“wet"), West Frisian wiet (“wet"), Swedish vÃ¥t (“wet"), Norwegian vÃ¥t (“wet"), Danish vÃ¥d (“wet"), Faroese vÃ¡tur (“wet"), Icelandic votur (“wet"). More at water.